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[Unbound-users] How to stop unbound server?

Warren Baker
Wed Jun 22 19:08:09 CEST 2011

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 5:18 PM, Yingdi Yu <yuyingdi at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am new to unbound server. I have installed it, but did not find the
> script to start and stop the server in those init.d directories. So I start
> unbound by
> $ unbound -c <config>
> Now I want to stop the unbound server, is there any method besides 'kill'?

Use 'unbound-control stop'. As to your init script, how did you install
unbound? If it was from source in the contrib/ directory there are init
scripts for FreeBSD and Linux.

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