why does /etc/namedb link to /var?

Matthias Apitz guru at unixarea.de
Thu Aug 23 05:47:14 UTC 2012

El día Wednesday, August 22, 2012 a las 11:39:16PM -0600, Gary Aitken escribió:

> Can anyone shed light on why /etc/namedb is a symlink to /var/named/etc/namedb?
> It seems to me this is general configuration stuff which should be in /etc/namedb on the root partition, not on /var.  I thought /var was used for things like logs, process ids of running processes, etc.

Do not underestimate the importants of the /var partition; a lot of
other tool have their "database" there, for example /var/db etc.

Matthias Apitz
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