Broken Reverse Zone

Jon Jensen jon at
Sat Dec 1 19:19:43 MST 2007

On Sat, 1 Dec 2007, Charles Curley wrote:

>> I also found out that restarting from gbindadmin does not produce the 
>> same output in syslog as running "/etc/init.d/bind9 start". Something 
>> is screwy!
> There are two configuration file trees, one under /etc and the other 
> under /var/named/etc, for named. The former is provided by the bind9 
> package, and the latter I conjecture by the gbindadmin package. Since 
> the latter is designed to run named in a chroot jail, I went with it by 
> modifying /etc/default/bind9 like so:
> --------------------------------------------------
> OPTIONS="-u bind -c /etc/named.conf -t /var/named"
> # Set RESOLVCONF=no to not run resolvconf
> --------------------------------------------------

Yeah, it's a good idea to run it chrooted.

I've never used gbindadmin before but it sounds like it wasn't as helpful 
as it could be. :)


Jon Jensen
End Point Corporation

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