Here I am again, hat in hand with humble demeanor.......

David Miller dmiller at
Fri Sep 24 16:44:23 UTC 2010

To answer some of your direct questions directly:

On 9/24/2010 11:58 AM, Stewart Dean wrote:
>  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 and there.
I have always used /etc/named.conf

> 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?
/path/named -V will (in my versions) give you a lot of useful 
information.  No idea about CentOS precompiles, but can't hurt to try.

# named -V
BIND 9.7.1 built with '--enable-threads' '--with-openssl' 
'--enable-ipv6' '--disable-shared' '--enable-atomic' 'CFLAGS=-O2 
-march=native' 'CXXFLAGS=-O2 -march=native'

David Miller
Tiggee LLC
dmiller at

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