HEADS UP: named now runs chroot'ed by default

Peter Schultz pete at beforever.com
Tue Sep 28 06:59:31 PDT 2004

On Sep 28, 2004, at 5:03 AM, Doug Barton wrote:
> Folks,
> I just committed a named "auto-chroot" system that will allow named to 
> run chroot'ed by default. If you have an existing named configuration 
> in /etc/namedb, the instructions for updating it are in src/UPDATING. 
> If you are already chroot'ing named, especially if you are using 
> /var/named as the chroot directory, you should back everything up 
> before upgrading and proceed with caution. :)

Why not do it FreeBSD style and auto-jail named?


> For those that don't have a named configuration, all you should have 
> to do is 'rm -r /etc/namedb' and you'll be fine.
> Comments and suggestions are welcome, but please try to keep the 
> bikeshedding about specific bits down to an absolute minimum. The 
> directory structure and related options worked very well on hundreds 
> of name servers on a very busy enterprise network, so I have a high 
> degree of confidence that the defaults are sensible. That said, I am 
> open to genuine improvements, and dialogue on optional bits.
> Enjoy,
> Doug

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