Proper way to run bind9

Doug Barton DougB at
Tue Sep 28 02:49:24 PDT 2004

On Tue, 28 Sep 2004, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:

> Doug Barton <DougB at> writes:
>> On Tue, 28 Sep 2004, Juha Saarinen wrote:
>>> Is there a good reason for not changing that to /var/run/named/pid as
>>> the default on FreeBSD, instead of adjusting the location in both
>>> /etc/defaults/rc.conf and named.conf?
>> A couple of them actually. We do not want to edit the files as they
>> come from the vendor without a really good reason, and this isn't one.
> we could change the pid file name to /var/run/named/ without
> changing sources - we'd just need to define NS_LOCALSTATEDIR to
> /var/run/named in CFLAGS.

That's not recommended for a couple of reasons. What we have now doesn't 
hurt anything, and is easily modified at configure time.



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