Bug 1487823 - Error messages when named daemon stops
Summary: Error messages when named daemon stops
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bind
Version: 26
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Petr Menšík
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 1422680
Blocks: 1452091
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-09-02 09:04 UTC by Pierre Juhen
Modified: 2018-05-29 11:57 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-05-29 11:57:09 UTC
Type: Bug

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new nta-directory option patch (14.74 KB, patch)
2017-10-10 14:32 UTC, Petr Menšík
no flags Details | Diff

Description Pierre Juhen 2017-09-02 09:04:27 UTC
Description of problem:
The following maessages show up when named (chroot) daemon stops :

named[1332]: error writing NTA file for view '_default': permission denied
named[1332]: error writing NTA file for view '_bind': permission denied

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:
Everytime. Messages appeared on last version.

Actual results:
No impact on named service

Comment 1 Petr Menšík 2017-09-26 11:06:25 UTC
Yes, NTA file is by default written into /var/named directory. Every view has its own nta file. Current version does not have any way to move such files into different directory, like managed-keys-directory or new-zones-directory options. We have chosen to make /var/named read-only to named by default. Read-only directory is enforced by default unix permissions as well as selinux policy.

You can work around this bug by enabling selinux exception
$ setsebool named_write_master_zones on
$ chmod g+w /var/named

I will request new option, so we can move nta files into /var/named/data or /var/named/dynamic directories, which are writeable by default.

There is one impact, nta entries are not saved on shutdown, so you have to fill them again after (re)start.

Comment 2 Pierre Juhen 2017-09-26 18:25:27 UTC
Hi Petr,

Workaround fixes the issue.

Shall I close the bug (NOTABUG) or leave it open ?


Comment 3 Petr Menšík 2017-10-10 14:27:49 UTC
No, please leave it open, I will use it for nta-directory feature. setsebool is workaround in this context, not a proper fix. It should not be required for every bind instance.

Comment 4 Petr Menšík 2017-10-10 14:32:18 UTC
Created attachment 1336786 [details]
new nta-directory option patch

Comment 5 Petr Menšík 2017-10-10 14:37:52 UTC
New feature posted as [ISC-Bugs #46242] https://bugs.isc.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=46242

Comment 6 Petr Menšík 2018-03-28 14:34:12 UTC
Upstream refused suggested patch, they demand us to make home directory of named to be writeable. All other distributions already has it. Reopened bug #1422680 for that.

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