Strange db-files in working directory

Lou Goddard lgoddard at
Thu Dec 2 16:25:52 UTC 2004

Yes you're correct.  I should have wrote that Bind didn't
have write permissions to the zone files, but was able to
write to the directory.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Reid [mailto:jim at]
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 11:24 AM
To: Lou Goddard
Cc: Walkenhorst, Benjamin; bind-users at
Subject: Re: Strange db-files in working directory=20

>>>>> "Lou" =3D=3D Lou Goddard <lgoddard at> writes:

    Lou> I've seen these files after forgetting to set the permissions
    Lou> correctly on the working directory of bind.  You could make
    Lou> sure that Bind has write access to its own directory.

You're confused. The name server would have had to be given write access
to some directory in order to create these temporary files in it.

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