Proper way to run bind9
DougB at FreeBSD.org
Fri Sep 24 14:28:11 PDT 2004
On Fri, 24 Sep 2004, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Grover Lines <grover at ceribus.net> writes:
>> named_pidfile="/var/run/named/pid" # Must set this in named.conf as well
> should be /var/run/named.pid, fixed in CVS.
It's actually not named.pid in our structure. As explained in the note
behind the variable, we set the pid-file variable in named.conf so that
named running wit h -u bind (but not chrooted) will still be able to
drop a pid file in /var/run/named, which is chowned to user bind.
To answer Grover's question, it really depends on what you want to use
it for. The system named.conf will run fine for bind 9 as a resolver,
now that the /etc/rc.d/named script has been updated to create an
rndc.key file if one doesn't exist.
If all you want to do is start up named as a resolver,
named_enable="yes" is all you need. You don't need to specify the conf
file to run the system's version of bind, that path is defined in.
I'm currently working on a setup so that named can be started chrooted
by default. Not sure if that will get in before 5.3-RELEASE or not, but
I'm hoping it will.
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