Proper way to run bind9

Doug Barton DougB at
Tue Sep 28 14:32:51 PDT 2004

On Tue, 28 Sep 2004, Rob wrote:

> Juha Saarinen wrote:
>> /etc/rc.conf
>> named_enable="YES"               # Run named, the DNS server (or NO).
>> named_program="/usr/sbin/named" # path to named, if you want a different 
>> one.
>> named_flags="-c /etc/namedb/named.conf -u bind"   # Flags for named
> I feel that
>   named_flags="-c /etc/namedb/named.conf -u bind"
> is going to be used as the default in too many cases, that it
> should go into /etc/default/rc.conf.

Given that this is already compiled in, and therefore completely 
unecessary, I don't plan to add it. This is especially meaningful when 
you consider all the people that are going to have problems because they 
spuriously added "-b /etc/namedb/named.conf" to their named_flags for 


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