named rc.d

Gregory Shapiro gshapiro at
Wed Aug 2 06:35:47 UTC 2006

> Apologies if posted to wrong list, the rc.d script for named chowns
> /etc/namedb to root:wheel if set to bind:bind why is this?  A slave
> named server running as bind user cannot download new slave zones if
> dir ownership is root or update it if file ownerships are root which I
> sometimes see.

Slave zones should be put in the slave subdirectory which is owned by
bind.  You want as few directories/files owned by the bind "run as" user
as possible to prevent damage if that user becomes compromised.

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