reg named.conf configuration file in bind 9.3.4
atkac at redhat.com
Thu Dec 27 15:53:42 UTC 2007
On Thu, Dec 27, 2007 at 01:53:38PM +0530, B Zaman Laskar wrote:
> Greetings All,
> I have installed the Bind DNS package in Fedora Core 6. The Bind
> version is 9.3.4.
Fedora Core 6 is EOL. I strongly recommend you update that machine to
Fedora 7 or Fedora 8 because you won't get any update (also security) to FC6.
> The /etc/named.conf which is provided by caching-nameserver is missing.
> But another file is there , named.rfc1912.zones which is having the
> format as /etc/named.conf .
> If I rename named.rfc1912.zones to named.conf and restart the named
> service , it fails with the following errors.
> Stopping named: [FAILED]
> Starting named:
> Error in named configuration:
> zone localdomain/IN: loading master file localdomain.zone: file not
> _default/localdomain/IN: file not found
> zone localhost/IN: loading master file localhost.zone: file not found
> _default/localhost/IN: file not found
> zone 0.0.127.in-addr.arpa/IN: loading master file named.local: file
> not found
> _default/0.0.127.in-addr.arpa/IN: file not found
> IN: loading master file named.ip6.local: file not found
> IN: file not found
> zone 255.in-addr.arpa/IN: loading master file named.broadcast: file
> not found
> _default/255.in-addr.arpa/IN: file not found
> zone 0.in-addr.arpa/IN: loading master file named.zero: file not found
> _default/0.in-addr.arpa/IN: file not found
Please check what configuration file named uses. You will see it in
> f I configure named.rfc1912.zones , named works fine and name
> resolution occurs for the configured domain.
> So, I want to know whether with the current versions of bind ,
> named.conf has been renamed to named.rfc1912.zones .
named.rfc1912.zones is configuration for common zones (like localhost.
127.in-addr.arpa. etc). Main configuration file (named.conf or
named.caching-nameserver.conf) includes it.
> Also , Is it O.K to use named.rfc1912.zones as the bind configuration
> file . If that is not the case , please let me know how to use
> named.conf with the later versions of Bind.
> With Thanks in Advance.
How use named.conf as configuration file? Simply create it :)
Initscript shipped in bind package has this behavior:
<= Fedora 7:
- if /etc/named.caching-nameserver.conf exists, use it (script passes -c
/etc/named.caching-nameserver.conf option to named)
- in other cases use default file (/etc/named.conf)
- Fedora 8 and newer
- caching-nameserver package is removed, default configuration is
shipped in main bind package, /etc/named.conf is used everytime
Adam Tkac, Red Hat, Inc.
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