MAcOS X 10.9 upgrade removes BIND

Carsten Strotmann cas at
Fri Oct 25 20:33:35 UTC 2013

Hello Eduardo,

thanks for confirming that MacOS X removed BIND.

Our new BIND installers for MacOS X 10.9 are now available at 

I've build BIND 9.9.4 (with and without RRL) and BIND 9.8.6. If anyone
need 9.6-ESV let me know.

Please report any issues with this installers to me.

Best regards

Carsten Strotmann

Eduardo Bonsi <beartcom at> writes:

> I want to confirm what Carsten said here;
> I just performed an upgrade from Snow Leopard, 10.6.8 one day before
> Yesterday. The upgrade itself went fine except for BIND and Apache.
> After upgrading to OS X Mavericks, 10.9, the upgrade removed all the
> files mentioned bellow plus all the Websites on Apache configuration
> as well. OS X Mavericks no longer have the web sharing. So it is
> highly advisable to backup your BIND and Apache configuration files
> before upgrade. Fortunately I had a copy of all these files in a
> backup mirror server. So, for me was just a matter of connecting and
> copying all these files back to OS X Mavericks and set the nrdc key
> again.
> Here is the files to backup;
> Full path to the named.conf file       /etc/named.conf	
> Full path to the named executable      /usr/sbin/named 	
> Full path to whois command             whois 	
> Full path to ndc command               ndc	
> Full path to rndc command              rndc 	
> Full path to rndc-confgen command      rndc-confgen
> Full path to the rndc.conf file        /etc/rndc.conf	
> Full path to named-checkzone command   named-checkzone	
> Full path to named-checkconf command   named-checkconf	
> Full path to dnssec-keygen command     dnssec-keygen 	
> Full path to dnssec-signzone command   dnssec-signzone	
> In addition do not forget to back-up the PID file location in your
> system whatever the PID file it is located;
> Default PID file location  ———? Your location
> On 10/25/13, 12:36 AM, Carsten Strotmann wrote:
>> Hi BIND users on MacOS,
>> it looks like the upgrade to MacOS X 10.9 "Mavericks" removes
>> BIND. Early reports also indicate that the upgrade process also removes
>> the BIND configuration file "/etc/named.conf" and all zonefiles in
>> "/var/named". It happend on my machine, and there are reports coming in
>> from other users, but I need to confirm this on a lab environment.
>> The Men & Mice BIND MacOS X installers at currently fail on MacOS X
>> 10.9, because /var/named is not there. I'm working on updating the Men &
>> Mice packages to work on MacOS X 10.9.
>> Best regards
>> Carsten Strotmann
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