one remaining error message in named log startup messages

Stewart Dean sdean at
Fri Nov 12 19:24:45 UTC 2010

Am building a new nameserver, with vanilla CentOS 5.5, and am in the home 
stretch.  I see one last anomalous message that says:
       "adjusted limit on open files from 1024 to 1048576"
The named service works just fine.........I have about 260 zone files...or is 
this just adjusting the number of files for the parent process?  Googled this:
which says to add a line:
       named soft nofile 4096
to /etc/security/limits.conf

Did that, then tried both restarting named and rebooting the machine, but it 
doesn't make a difference.

named -v yields:

BIND 9.3.6-P1-RedHat-9.3.6-4.P1.el5_4.2

Comments, suggestions?

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