hosts files not being created...

Network Administrator sysadmin at
Fri Jan 31 13:28:21 UTC 2003

> Why are you creating a secondary zone file?  That is named's job.

I didn't create the file, I put the entry in /etc/named.conf
the syslog message says that /var/named/ was created as

the domain is never getting any transfers from the master server.

I installed Bind-8.3.4 and it works fine now, but I would like to know what
caused the problem in case
I run into that again.


----- Original Message -----
From: <Mark_Andrews at>
To: "Network Administrator" <sysadmin at>
Cc: <>
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2003 12:04 AM
Subject: Re: hosts files not being created...

> > I am trying to setup Bind 9.2.1 as a secondary dns server (fresh install
> > bind)
> > When I create the secondary zone it says the file has been saved as
> > "/var/named/",
> > but /var/named doesn't contain that file, It does however have a bunch
> > db-XXxxxxx files.
> >
> > Is this a "feature" or am I missing something?
> >
> > -Brett
> Why are you creating a secondary zone file?  That is named's
> job.
> What you are seeing is named complaining about the zone
> file you created and it moves it sideways.  It reports that
> it is doing this so there is some link between the existing
> file name and the name that it makes up so that it can be
> analysed.  It will also move any journal that exist.
> Mark
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