Catalina: accepting incoming connections on unbound does not survive a reboot

Gerben Wierda gerben.wierda at
Wed Jan 13 13:26:09 UTC 2021

I did not have this problem under Mojave, but since I have upgraded I do.

I am running a backup nameserver (in my split-DNS setup) on a mac desktop (unbound via MacPorts). After a reboot, the first user to log in gets a panel from the firewall with the question to allow incoming connections for unbound. System administrator user name and password are  given and incoming connections are then accepted. But after a reboot I have to do this again.

This worries me. My main server (stilll on Mojave until I have enough confidence in MacPorts under Catalina to upgrade) must be able to survive a reboot without any user interaction via the GUI (i.e. when I am away from the physical location).

I wonder if it has anything to do with how unbound has been installed via MacPorts.

Any tips?



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