fedora core 9 bind problem
Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Thu Jun 26 00:19:25 UTC 2008
Named has *alway* required a writeable working directory.
This was explicitly pointed out in earlier versions of
manuals, etc. The working directory is the default write
location for lots of files, in addition it is the default
on most OS's for core dumps. Failure to provide this will
may cause some operations to fail. It may also make it
more difficult to diagnose fatal problems which cause named
If the defaults presented by the OS don't meet the applications
needs then the defaults are wrong and should be corrected.
"defaults" here covers both the file system and the contents
> Is it me, or is this a duplicate message?
> Adam Tkac has answered this on the list. Here's the quote:
> On Jun 24, 2008, at 1:38 AM, Adam Tkac wrote:
> > It is no problem. Default configuration on all RH derived systems
> > marks named working directory (/var/named) nonwritable by named user
> > due security reasons.
> In other words, it's not an error message, more like an informational
> message. It's warning you that there may be problems if the condition
> described was not intended.
> Chris Buxton
> Professional Services
> Men & Mice
> On Jun 23, 2008, at 8:32 PM, admin wrote:
> > Dear Sir/Madam
> > Hi
> > I have installed fedora core 9.
> > After starting named daemon i visited /var/log/messages and
> > encounter the
> > following error :the working directory is not writable.
> > Would you please guid me to eliminate this problem.
> > Regards,
> > Seyed Reza Hemmesi.
> > Hostmaster
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