Changes to named

Neal D. Becker nbecker at
Thu Nov 6 12:39:31 UTC 2003

On Wednesday 05 November 2003 09:20 pm, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Nov  5, 2003, "Neal D. Becker" <nbecker at> wrote:
> > I see in release notes that the permissions/ownerships of named files
> > have changed.  Is it OK to install (clean), then restore my
> > backed-up /var/lib/named and /etc/named.conf, or will I have to change
> > ownerships/permissions?
> Err...  Release Notes anyone?
>      o The BIND nameserver has had its security tightened. The /var/named/
>        directory is no longer owned by "named", but rather by "root". Slave
>        zone files should now be stored in the new /var/named/slaves/
>        directory, which is owned by "named". In addition, a new bind-chroot
>        package makes it possible to run the named daemon in a chroot()
> "jail" (located in /var/named/chroot/) for greater security.

Thanks, but I already read the release notes.  My question is, if I simply 
restore my old named setup, overwriting the new permissions/ownerships with 
the old ones, will named break?

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