FreeBSD 12 & BIND 914

FreeBSD: Install an authoritative DNS server (BIND) (with DNSSEC)

pkg install bind914
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The following 13 package(s) will be affected (of 0 checked):

New packages to be INSTALLED:
        bind914: 9.14.3
        libxml2: 2.9.9
        libidn2: 2.2.0
        libunistring: 0.9.10_1
        bind-tools: 9.14.3
        python36: 3.6.9
        readline: 8.0.0
        libffi: 3.2.1_3
        py36-ply: 3.11
        py36-setuptools: 41.0.1
        libedit: 3.1.20190324,1
        json-c: 0.13.1
        lmdb: 0.9.23,1
Message from python36-3.6.9:


Note that some standard Python modules are provided as separate ports
as they require additional dependencies. They are available as:

py36-gdbm       databases/py-gdbm@py36
py36-sqlite3    databases/py-sqlite3@py36
py36-tkinter    x11-toolkits/py-tkinter@py36

Message from bind914-9.14.3:

BIND requires configuration of rndc, including a "secret"
key.  The easiest, and most secure way to configure rndc is
to run 'rndc-confgen -a' to generate the proper conf file,
with a new random key, and appropriate file permissions.

The /usr/local/etc/rc.d/named script will do that for you.

If using syslog to log the BIND9 activity, and using a
chroot'ed installation, you will need to tell syslog to install
a log socket in the BIND9 chroot by running:

  # sysrc altlog_proglist+=named

And then restarting syslogd with: service syslogd restart

Test / Analyzer

MX Toolbox – SuperTool
DNS Checker
Verisign Labs – DNSSEC Analyzer

$ ls /usr/local/etc/namedb
namedb -> /var/named/etc/namedb

$ ls -la /var/named

$ ls -la /var/named/etc/namedb

$ cat /etc/fstab
# Device        Mountpoint      FStype    Options           Dump    Pass#
/dev/ada0p2     /               ufs       rw                1       1
/dev/ada0p3     none            swap      sw                0       0
/dev/ada0p4     /var            ufs       rw                2       2
/dev/ada0p5     /tmp            ufs       rw                2       2
/dev/ada0p6     /usr            ufs       rw                2       2
fdesc           /dev/fd         fdescfs   rw                0       0
devfs           /var/named/dev  devfs     rw,ruleset=4      0       0
$ /usr/local/sbin/named -fg -t /var/named -u bind -c /usr/local/etc/namedb/named.conf

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