named mystery -- error: dumping master file: master/tmp-wTjhUzoix6

Stefan Bethke stb at
Mon Sep 1 13:46:30 UTC 2008

Am 01.09.2008 um 14:34 schrieb Alex Goncharov:

> For quite a while I've been trying to understand how to work around
> this little annoyance: named periodically writes
>  dumping master file: master/tmp-dnbiuWrKNQ: open: permission denied
> to `/var/log/message'.
> Sure, I thought -- out of the box the `master' directory doesn't give
> write permission to user bind

Why is named trying to dump a master zone? The root ownership is  
intentional: since named is only serving these zones, not receiving or  
updating them, the files are not writeable by the bind user.


Stefan Bethke <stb at>   Fon +49 170 346 0140

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