BIND: could not configure root hints from 'named.root': file
kraduk at gmail.com
Sat Oct 2 09:23:42 UTC 2010
On 1 October 2010 21:16, CyberLeo Kitsana <cyberleo at cyberleo.net> wrote:
> On 10/01/2010 12:52 PM, Matthew wrote:
> > I would be grateful for any pointers on how to resolve this. I suspect
> > the error message may not be exactly descriptive of whats happening.
> Here's a few points to keep in mind when working with bind in FreeBSD:
> * By default, named runs in a chroot jail rooted at /var/named/.
> * For security reasons, named cannot write to anything in that tree,
> except the dynamic, slave, and working directories.
> * named uses its current working directory to resolve relative pathnames
> in the configuration file.
> * With a recent change to ISC Bind 9, named started complaining if it
> couldn't write to its current working directory. At the time, this was
> (chroot)/etc/namedb/; this was subsequently changed to
> (chroot)/etc/namedb/working/ to make named happy without compromising
> When the working directory for named was (chroot)/etc/namedb/,
> everything was peachy. Since this was changed, relative pathnames no
> longer work as expected because the reference point is different. The
> easiest solution is to alter your configuration file to include only
> absolute pathnames, relative to the root of the jail.
> The default named config file (in /var/named/etc/namedb/named.conf) is
> an excellent source of examples for this.
> Fuzzy love,
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that doesnt look ideal. Not sure if you are meaning to do that but put an
explicit direcorty in eg /etc/namedb. Otherwise it will be looking in
whatever current directory you are in at that time. The main named.conf will
be found as its supplied via a cli switch by the rc script. However all
subsequent files will come from the current dir
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