random device settings on bind9

Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. kdk at daleco.biz
Tue Sep 21 21:09:09 PDT 2004

Joshua Lewis wrote:

>I have set up bind 9.2.3 on 4.10. I followed the instructions for setting
>up random as per the instructions at the end of the bind install.
>the instructions say to add the rndc-key in my namd.conf. I was wondering
>if that is a good idea? Doesn't this file get quarried by people on the
>Internet. So am I basically just showing my secret key to everyone?
>Thank you,
>Joshua Lewis

Well, what's available to the Internet is the information in the
zone files, not the daemon's configuration file, so I'd think you'd
be safe.



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