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|Summary:||Named's data directory|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Charles Curley <charlescurley>|
|Component:||bind||Assignee:||Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2001-09-27 12:51:19 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Charles Curley 2001-09-27 12:23:01 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2 i686; Nav) Description of problem: I had problems with bind 9 when I first installed RH 7.1, so I reverted to bind 8 while I solved other problems. I just now got around to upgrading to the bind 9 package that comes with RH 7.1, bind-9.1.0-10. I ran across the following problem when doing some zone transfers. named has its own directory under /etc, /etc/named. However, I originally created it owned by root and not world writable. This is an error. It has to be secured against other users reading and writing to the directory. So I made the directory and all the files there owned by user and group named. [root@tecla named]# ll total 28 drwx------ 2 named named 4096 Sep 27 08:43 . drwxr-xr-x 44 root root 4096 Sep 27 08:47 .. -rw------- 1 named named 183 Sep 26 16:48 db.127.0.0 -rw------- 1 named named 518 Sep 27 08:53 db.192.168.1 -rw------- 1 named named 2769 Feb 7 2001 db.cache -rw------- 1 named named 514 Sep 27 08:53 db.localdomain Perhaps the RPM installation should create this directory correctly? If so, perhaps it should install a minimal named.config with the directory option set to it? The default directory is the one in which named is started, wherever that may be. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): bind-utils-9.1.0-10 bind-9.1.0-10 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install the bind and bind-utils packages on a fress RH 7.1 installation. 2. cd /etc 3. mkdir named etc. as noted in the descrption above Actual Results: N/A; see description Expected Results: N/A; see description Additional info: N/A; see description
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-09-27 12:26:05 EDT
/etc/named is a nonstandard directory, you should use /var/named, which is created with the correct permissions. Old versions of bind used to need root privileges, current versions drop privileges and run as their own user.
Comment 2 Charles Curley 2001-09-27 12:49:22 EDT
Is this documented anywhere? If not, it should be. I have been using /etc/named for years to be consistent with other similar usage I have found on other Red Hat distributions.
Comment 3 Charles Curley 2001-09-27 12:51:13 EDT
P.S. I do not consider a bug to be closed until the originator of the bug is satisfied.