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FreeBSD’s local_unbound in mobile environments

FreeBSD’s local_unbound DNS resolver was introduced in head in September 2013, and later in stable/10 when that branch became available. Its configuration out of the box, particularly its treatment of the /etc/resolvconf.conf, assumes the local_unbound resolver is the sole resolver to be used.

The reason for this blog entry is that I appreciate being able to resolve DNS domain names even when the local resolver is unavailable for whatever reason. The use of single user mode with the network interfaces enabled and without any services running is one example I can think of. I’m certain this also applies to some of you. Continue reading FreeBSD’s local_unbound in mobile environments