Bug 107365 - /var/named permissions do not allow slave DNS servers to create files
/var/named permissions do not allow slave DNS servers to create files
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: bind (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-10-17 10:51 EDT by Kirby
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:58 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-17 11:02:12 EDT
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Description Kirby 2003-10-17 10:51:05 EDT
I am using Taroon-re1007.RC1.0-i386-es. The permissions associated with
/var/named are 750 with root.named ownership. When you set up a slave DNS
server, the zone file creation fails.
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2003-10-17 11:02:12 EDT
Slave zones should be setup in a subdirectory to /var/named, perhaps call slave
chown named.named /var/named/slave

Having /var/named owned by named is a potential security hole.  Basically if
someone breaks into named server then can manipulate your name resolution files.
 With the current ownership they won't be able to.


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