DNS /etc/namedb owner hell

Jordan Gordeev jgordeev at dir.bg
Wed Feb 20 19:42:00 UTC 2008

Deian Popov wrote:
> Hello,
> I have the following problem with bind:
> it is configured to run as bind:bind and after every reboot of the system
> all files and directories under /etc/namedb become owned by root:wheel so
> bind is unable is unable to update it's zone files after dhcpd leases IP to
> any given client. How to fix either owner, or set somewhere that the owner
> of this folder, subfolder and files is my DNS server?

See /etc/rc.d/named and /etc/mtree/BIND.chroot.dist.
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