named not starting on reboot

Karol Kwiatkowski karol.kwiat at
Tue Feb 27 17:30:45 UTC 2007

Noah wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am having troubles with named not starting on boot nor am I am able to
> start it manually.  I thought I have my chrootdir set correctly.
> here are my settings in my rc.conf
> ----s nip ----
> named_enable="YES"
> named_uid="bind"
> named_program="/usr/local/sbin/named"
> named_flags="-c /etc/namedb/named.conf"
> named_chrootdir="/var/named"
> ---- snip---
> here are the /var/log/messages error:
> Feb 27 09:07:46 access2 named[2058]: /etc/named.conf:6: change directory
> to '/var/named/etc/namedb' failed: file not found
Here is a mistake. Is a 'directory' in /etc/namedb/named.conf set to

"/var/named/etc/namedb" is a global path, named starting in chroot won't
be able to see it. Just change it back to "/etc/namedb".



Karol Kwiatkowski   <karol.kwiat at gmail dot com>
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