Bind 9.3.4P1 Wouldn't run in Sandbox in FreeBSD6.2p9.

Martin McCormick martin at
Tue Dec 4 14:29:22 UTC 2007

I don't know if this is a bind question or a FreeBSD question so
I am posting to both groups since  it could be either.

	We've run bind in a sandbox for some years. After the
latest security upgrades to FreeBSD6.2 which brought the patch
level to 9, bind refused to start.
If I change ownership of /var/named to root:wheel and run named
as root, it works fine again.

	I had made bind's user ID 65532 for many years and
started it with:

/usr/sbin/named -t /var/named -u 65532 -cetc/named.conf

	After rebooting following the updates, named wasn't
there any longer.

03-Dec-2007 12:01:45.203 couldn't open pid file './': File
 03-Dec-2007 12:01:45.221 exiting (due to early fatal error)

	Running it as root did bring it back to life.

Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK 
Systems Engineer
OSU Information Technology Department Network Operations Group

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