user ‘Unbound’ does not exist [was: Unbound-users Digest, Vol 2, Issue 18]

Benno Overeinder benno at
Thu Feb 13 21:52:28 UTC 2020

Dear Simon,

The message tells that user ‘Unbound’ does not exist on your system. You are you using Ubuntu and did you install the Unbound package from the distribution?

— Benno

Benno J. Overeinder
NLnet Labs

>> Op 13 feb. 2020 om 20:17 heeft SIMON BABY via Unbound-users <unbound-users at> het volgende geschreven:
> Hi,
> I am getting the below error while trying to run unbound on my machine. I am using unbound-1.9.6. Can someone please help.
> root at ubuntu:~# which unbound
> /usr/local/sbin/unbound
> root at ubuntu:~# unbound -c /usr/local/etc/unbound/unbound.conf
> [1581621083] unbound[22619:0] fatal error: user 'unbound' does not exist.
> root at ubuntu:~# unbound -c /usr/local/etc/unbound/unbound.conf
> rgds
> Simon
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