Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65570
named fails with the -u option
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
I try to run named -u nobody and it fails
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. try running named on RH 7.3 as any user other than root and it fails
2. named -u nobody
3. ps -ef |grep named
6. ps -ef |grep named
7, you'll see named process running as root
This is on a machine that was upgraded from 7.2 and the 7.2 machine was not
running named. After installing 7.3 I decided to setup a caching nameserver and
am forced to run as root. This is not desirable.
This problem represents itself when applying the errata bind packages to version
9.2.1. named complains that the -u option is not availble until kernel
So this is not a bug correct?
kernle 2.3? What? This was a RH box that was upgraded from 7.1 to 7.2 to 7.3
and in 7.3 I tried to setup named and it did not work.
Something in the 7.1 to 7.3 upgrade and erratas that were applied completely
gacked my 7.3 system.
I ultimately had to reinstall 7.3 from scratch and this went away.