repository for zone files

Jason Mitchell jm at
Fri Sep 24 02:17:09 UTC 2010

On Thu, 23 Sep 2010, Paul Wouters wrote:

> Note that RHEL/CentOS/Fedora rely on SElinux instead of chroot(). The
> with chroot() is needing copies of system files, which make it hard to
> for updates, etc. But the same applies, for SElinux policies to work
> stick with the OS.
> Also, /etc should not containt megabytes of zones files imho, that's much
> placed in /var.
> Paul

That's not strictly true.

[jay at ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release 5.5 (Final)
[jay at ~]$ yum info bind-chroot
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Excluding Packages in global exclude list
Available Packages
Name       : bind-chroot
Arch       : x86_64
Epoch      : 30
Version    : 9.3.6
Release    : 4.P1.el5_4.2
Size       : 44 k
Repo       : base
Summary    : A chroot runtime environment for the ISC BIND DNS server,
URL        :
License    : BSD-like
Description: This package contains a tree of files which can be used as a
           : chroot(2) jail for the named(8) program from the BIND package.
           : Based off code from Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak <kas at>



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