[newbie] named.conf file not in /etc

Mark_Andrews at isc.org Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Tue Jun 25 00:29:49 UTC 2002

> Hi there,
> I'm absolutely new to Linux and BIND.  I need some basic guidance.
> I have two basic books on Linux, both probably outdated.
> Regardless, one book mentions a file called "named.conf" and that it
> should be in the /etc directory.  Well it isn't!  I did a search for the
> file and found it instead in directory:
> /etc/log.d/conf/services/named.conf

	It's not there because you have to create it.

	There is no way that you can create a generic named.conf
	that will work even as a caching server for every network
	configuration so we don't even attempt to.

> I installed BIND version 9.2 so I suspect there might be differences in
> the way it is supposed to be configured from older versions.
> When I check the documentation that came with Red Hat, it mentions
> making use of a utility called "bindconf".  The documentation also
> mentions launching it from Start/programs/system/DNS Configuration in
> GNome.  The utility just doesn't exist on my computer and DNS
> Configuration is not an option offered.  The documentation says that it
> is this utility that is supposed to generate the named.conf file into
> the /etc directory.

	bindconf is from Red Hat.
> I'm a bit confused as to why there is a named.conf in the
> /etc/log.d/conf/services directory also, and how am I supposed to get
> this bindconf program installed?
> Please advise,
> Alan
Mark Andrews, Internet Software Consortium
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
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