RNDC for non-root users

Simon Waters Simon at wretched.demon.co.uk
Tue Oct 2 15:26:53 UTC 2001

Ame wrote:
> I'm writing a web interface in perl for editing DND zones. How I can reload
> a zone ("rndc reload domain.tld") when Apache runs not as root?

The idea with rndc is that the client knows a secret, so it can
securely instruct the server.

The client must have read access to a relevant rndc.conf, as far
as I know thats the only requirement.

Apache never runs as root I hope. Even my copy runs as "nobody",
and it doesn't even listen on the Internet connected interface.

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