DNS and file system messed up...

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Fri Jul 8 09:01:49 UTC 2011

On 08/07/2011 08:25, Doug Hardie wrote:
> On 7 July 2011, at 22:58, Gary Kline wrote:
>>> >> Jul  7 10:16:33 ethic named[54366]: none:0: open: /etc/named.conf: file not found
>>> >> Jul  7 10:17:56 ethic named[54371]: starting BIND 9.3.6-P1 -c /var/named/etc/namedb/named.conf

> The first one that fails is looking for /etc/named.conf.  The second
> one shows its in /var/named/etc/named/named.conf

> Those are different locations.  I suspect you have named_flags setup
> in rc.conf pointing to /etc/namedb/named.conf rather than the right
> location.  Its also possible that its not set in rc.conf but defaults
> in either the rc script or /etc/rc.d/named.  On my system it appears
> to default in /etc/rc.d/named.

FreeBSD defaults to running named chrooted.  /etc/namedb is actually a
symbolic link:

% ls -la /etc/namedb
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  21 Jul  6 06:24 /etc/namedb@ ->

so the files referenced are in fact exactly the same file.  However, the
flags from the log extract don't look like the defaults to me.  (I'm
running the dns/bind98 port, and the equivalent info from the log line
is '-t /var/named -u bind')

Gary, what named related settings do you have in /etc/rc.conf?  You
almost certainly don't need anything more than:


and perhaps

syslogd_flags="-ss -l /var/named/var/run/log"

so named can log to the system syslog.



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