repository for zone files

dhottinger at dhottinger at
Fri Sep 24 14:08:29 UTC 2010

Quoting Stewart Dean <sdean at>:

>  On AIX, I'm used to /etc/dns.  CentOS seems to place in /var/named.
> Is there any blessed, bestofallpossibleworlds place for the zone files.
>  I'm moving our DNS from from AIX to CentOS/Fedora.  I'm inclined to
> create the /etc/dns dir but maybe it'd be better to put it in
> /var/named.....Comments, brickbats?
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Named is by default chrooted to that directory.  you can change that  
during the build (I think) by using a directory option.  thus you can  
install the files anywhere you want to.


Dwayne Hottinger
Network Administrator
Harrisonburg City Public Schools

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