named / BIND 9.4.1-P1 /etc/named/master ownership

Philip M. Gollucci pgollucci at
Mon Dec 3 14:42:18 PST 2007

Gelsema, P (Patrick) - FreeBSD wrote:
> Ok.. In the /var directory there is no dump directory. So solving this I
> should do the following:
> hulk# mkdir /var/dump
> hulk# chown bind:bind /var/dump
> Is that correct?
I believe so.

> Whilst I am on the BIND topic, does BIND automatically refreshed the
> content of a zone. Will it notice that the serial of a loaded zone has
> been changed and reload it?
Well thats what slaves *are* for.
You should look at the 'notify' directive.

If you are talking about master, if you change a zone file, no, you have
use to rndc reload or restart bind (/etc/rc.d/named restart)

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