Here I am again, hat in hand with humble demeanor.......
sdean at bard.edu
Fri Sep 24 15:58:13 UTC 2010
More questions...(CentOS 5.5, bind-9.7.1-P2)
1) I assume the canonical location of named.conf is always in /etc? Nobody
(Little grasshopper from ORA, google) says so, but there are intimations here
2) My home-built binary is nearly 7MB, while the CentOS distro binary is about
400K. Is this right? Is there a way as in sendmail of determining what
features bind was built with or is that an invalid question?
3) My binary is (sensibly) in /usr/local/sbin where it is found first by the
which command, but the distro init.d/named invocation file looks to the distro
/usr/sbin. Oh my....I *could* modify the init.d/named file to call named from
/usr/local/bin OR I could maybe achieve the same thing (for this and more) by
modifying the init.d/functions file's PATH definition/assignment to first
include /usr/local/bin and sbin OR make /usr/sbin/named a link to
/usr/local/sbin/named, but.....that would get hosed the next time I upgraded
CentOS. Tell me please a sensible, persistent way to make my home-made binary
run and its ancillary files get called.
I'd like egg in my beer too.
4) Any suggestion for CentOS DNS implementation tutorial/tips/cookbook on line?
5) What are the drawbacks in running a chrooted DNS?
I *have* looked for this information...I've been running DNS services for 12
years on AIX, but that was just an out-of-box use-the-defaults with vanilla
changes based on ORA D&B. Now I'm directed to build at the latest level from
scratch and implement it on CentOS...from 25 years in computing, I'm
behaviorally conditioned (i.e. I have scars) to sweat the basic details so
something weird/ghastly doesn't pop after some time or work invested
"One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being." - May
Sarton Stewart Dean, Unix System Admin, Bard College, New York 12504
sdean at bard.edu voice: 845-758-7475, fax: 845-758-7035
More information about the bind-users