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[Unbound-users] You have got to be kidding me: fatal error: Could not read config file

David Benfell
Fri May 25 11:27:09 CEST 2012


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Hello all,

This is Arch Linux, so probably an upgrade did me in:

atlanta# rc.d start unbound
:: Starting unbound daemon

                                                  [FAIL]
atlanta# pacman -Ss unbound
community/unbound 1.4.17-1 [installed]
    Validating, recursive, and caching DNS resolver
atlanta# ls -ald /etc/unbound
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 May 25 02:22 /etc/unbound
atlanta# ls -al /etc/unbound
total 81
drwxr-xr-x  2 root    root  1024 May 25 02:22 .
drwxr-xr-x 83 root    root  4096 May 25 02:22 ..
- -rwx------  1 unbound root   759 Feb  3 07:57 dnssec_root.key
- -rw-r--r--  1 root    root   350 Jan  8 17:49 local-zone.conf
- -rw-r--r--  1 unbound root   759 Jan  8 17:49 root.key
- -rw-r--r--  1 root    root 23455 May 18 23:47 unbound.conf
- -rw-r--r--  1 root    root 20061 Jan  8 17:49 unbound.conf.dpkg-dist
- -rw-r--r--  1 root    root 21209 May 24 06:40 unbound.conf.example
- -rw-r-----  1 root    root  1277 Jan  8 17:49 unbound_control.key
- -rw-r-----  1 root    root   802 Jan  8 17:49 unbound_control.pem
- -rw-r-----  1 root    root  1277 Jan  8 17:49 unbound_server.key
- -rw-r-----  1 root    root   790 Jan  8 17:49 unbound_server.pem
atlanta# unbound
/etc/unbound/unbound.conf:572: error: syntax error
read /etc/unbound/unbound.conf failed: 1 errors in configuration file
[1337937787] unbound[3676:0] fatal error: Could not read config file:
/etc/unbound/unbound.conf

As you can see, the file exists. This *was* working until recently.
Now I discover it is *not* working. So what's new that broke this?

Thanks!
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David Benfell
benfell at parts-unknown.org
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