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1 How to bind to port 53 when using 'named -u bind' with FreeBSD

Normally binding to a reserved port on FreeBSD requires the process to be be running as root. For most uses this is not a problem as named binds to port 53 before changing user id however if you are running in a environment where interface address are changing…

2 I have FreeBSD 4.x and "rndc-confgen -a" just sits there.

/dev/random is not configured. Use rndcontrol(8) to tell the kernel to use certain interrupts as a source of random events. You can make this permanent by setting rand_irqs in /etc/rc.conf. rand_irqs="3 14 15" See also: http://people.freebsd.org/~dougb/randomness.html…