Problems with named in Fedora Core-1

Hong Siew hpsiew at
Tue Dec 23 07:30:29 UTC 2003

Thanks for all your responses, still no joy, the following are from 
"tail -f /var/log/messages" command:

	Starting BIND 9.2.2-P3 -u named -t /var/named/chroot
	Using 1 CPU
	Loading configuration from '/etc/named.conf'
	Named startup succeeded
	No IPv6 interfaces found
	Listening on IPv4 interface lo,
	Listening on IPv4 interface eth0,
	Command channel listening on
	Zone aha/IN: loading master file file not found

Named just wouldn't find the file. This file is definitely in
/var/named/chroot/var/named directory (double and triple checked). The
permissions are rw-r--r-- with named as the owner and group.

Also checked the /etc/sysconfig/named to make sure

This thing is becoming ultra frustrating... should have stuck with RH9.

-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-admin at [mailto:fedora-list-admin at] On
Behalf Of Alexander Dalloz
Sent: Monday, 22 December 2003 2:00 PM
To: fedora-list at
Subject: Re: Problems with named in Fedora Core-1

Am Di, den 23.12.2003 schrieb Sturla Holm Hansen um 02:49:
> /etc/named.conf

No, he is right that the named.conf resides in /var/named/chroot/etc/ If
he uses the chrooted bind. See the init script checks:

# Check that networking is up.
[ "${NETWORKING}" = "no" ] && exit 0
[ -r /etc/sysconfig/named ] && . /etc/sysconfig/named
[ -x /usr/sbin/named ] || exit 0
[ -r ${ROOTDIR}/etc/named.conf ] || exit 0

> On Mon, 2003-12-22 at 02:28, Hong Siew wrote:
> > Starting named from redhat-config-services shows no errors. However,
> > the zones were not loaded. Using tail -f /var/log/messages shows that
> > the zone files were not found. The zone files were definitely in
> > /var/named/chroot/var/named folder.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Where and which file do I need to check or modify so that the named
> > knows where the zone files are located.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Thanks

So be sure what is set up in /etc/sysconfig/named
(ROOTDIR=/var/named/chroot) and that the permissions of all files are
correct set.

For me the chrooted named configuration works fine. I only made the zone
files by hand and did not use the redhat-config tool.


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