/var/named Changes Ownership to Root on Boot

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Thu Mar 20 16:48:46 PDT 2008

On Mar 20, 2008, at 4:30 PM, Martin McCormick wrote:
> 	I reboot. Soon, I find that bind isn't running. It runs
> as a low-priority process and is owned by bind so it needs to
> have write permission in /var/named. When I do ls -ld on
> /var/named, it's owned by root.

/var/named is owned by root on all of my newer (5.x and later)  
systems; I found an old 4.11 box with it owned by bind, though.  If  
you're using named chroot'ed (as recommended), it will want /var/named/ 
var/{dump/log/run/stats} writable by bind.


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