Issues starting unbound on boot

Peter Jeremy peter at
Tue Apr 30 22:02:47 UTC 2019

On 2019-Apr-30 19:44:36 +0000, Markus Wipp <m.wipp at> wrote:
>I currently face an issue, where I don’t know further on why this happens and what I could do about it.
>I hope that this is the correct list to ask my question. If not please let me know where else I might try my luck.
>I installed unbound from ports, configured it and can start / stop it from command line with service unbound start without any problems.
>But whenever I reboot the machine it just doesn’t get started. The only information I was able to find out so far can be found in /var/log/messages:
>root: /etc/rc: WARNING: failed to start unbound

I have seen unbound fail to start for a variety of reasons but in all cases, it has
written a useful hint to the console.  Can you confirm that it's not writing anything
to your console.  Are you able to share your configuration?

Peter Jeremy
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