DNS and file system messed up...

Gary Kline kline at thought.org
Fri Jul 8 22:04:54 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jul 08, 2011 at 10:01:45AM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2011 10:01:45 +0100
> From: Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: DNS and file system messed up...
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> 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:

hi matthew,

i found an in-depth post you wrote re mtree yesterday ( 07july ),
but i figured it was over my head in resetting anything i might need
to reset.  i was going to write you offlist.  decided to ask the
entire list.

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

i was using bind98 rather than the earlier bind9 which is out of
date.  but bind98 gave me troubles with the rndc.key and other, so i
chose to go back  with what worked.  --first thing is to get this
working with the older bind9.  FWIW, both bind9's  given me the same 
error and failure.  i have walked thru the named script to the point
where it creates the symlink.  regardless, i cannot understand the
error and failure messages.  i only know that my kill -9 and my 
initialization "by hand" work.  
> Gary, what named related settings do you have in /etc/rc.conf?  You
> almost certainly don't need anything more than:
> named_enable="YES"
> and perhaps
> syslogd_flags="-ss -l /var/named/var/run/log"
> so named can log to the system syslog.

Hmmm [&c].  as you may have seen in my post to Doug H. i only have 


> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew
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