DNS: querying route DNS

Colin J. Raven colin at kenmore.kozy-kabin.nl
Sun Jan 16 00:07:39 PST 2005

On Jan 14 at 16:39, Matthew Seaman patiently explained:

> Andrew P. wrote:
>> Matthew Seaman wrote:
>> I'm sure it won't be difficult for anyone to find a named(8) how-to,
>> but I'd be very glad to see your post, please. I currently use djbdns,
>> but I'm not very happy with it and I'd like to try something else.
> Sure.  Assuming you're using 5.3-RELEASE, 5.3-STABLE or better, then setting 
> up a recursive-only nameserver is really very simple.
> The system comes with BIND-9.3.0 as standard, and it has all of the 
> chroot-ing functionality available just by default. All you need do is add 
> the following to /etc/rc.conf:
>    named_enable="YES"

Your "howto" was characteristically thorough Matthew. I followed it 
myself - almost to the letter. At some point I think I had to refer to 
the Handbook howto as well, but having the Handbook open to the relevant 
section when doing something new is/should_be mandatory.

Upon completion of the process I noted something which I assume to be 
normal behavior, a new beast has been created /var/named/dev which seems 
to contain some rather odd creatures indeed.
crw-rw-rw-  1 root  wheel    2,   2 Jan 16 08:55 null
crw-rw-rw-  1 root  wheel    6,   8 Jan 15 16:28 ptyp8
crw-rw-rw-  1 root  wheel  249,   0 Jan 12 12:11 random
crw-rw-rw-  1 root  wheel    5,   8 Jan 15 16:28 ttyp8
I (instinctively) assume all this constitutes a rather rugged part of 
the "jail".

All told, and yet again Matthew, thanks for contributing excellent 
"useable" info.

Colin J. Raven
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