Informational warning re RH6.2beta and Rawhide

Steve Snyder swsnyder at
Thu Mar 16 15:49:24 UTC 2000

On Thu, 16 Mar 2000 07:57:51 -0600 (CST), Henri J. Schlereth wrote:

>Somewhere around the RPM of 8.2.2.P5-6 to 8.2.2P5-9 on both the
>Rawhide and 6.2Beta site RedHat has begun running Bind as user
>ndc stats and dumpdb now no longer work. The message in
>syslog says, ndc unable to open named.stats file and
>the ndc dumpdb command pretends like it works but creates
>no file(s).
>If you have 8.2.2P5-1 stick with that for now. The dash number
>only means the nth compile of the 8.2.2.P5 version. A bugzilla
>report will be submitted by me (to RH).

Running BIND as non-root is a Good Thing from a security perspective. 
If there's a bug here it is that the destination for the file write is
not writeable by user "named".

*** Steve Snyder ***

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