chroot /var/run permissions

Carsten Strotmann cas at
Wed Aug 28 07:34:37 UTC 2013

Hello John,

johnh at writes:

> What I am I missing here?  /var/named/var/run and
> /var/named/var/run/named 
> have group write permissions, so it seems it *shouldn't* be
> complaining, 
> and the resulting files should've been owned by named, shouldn't they?

If you are running BIND on some flavor of Linux with SELinux enabled,
you might need to adjust the SELinux ruleset (recommended) or disable
SELinux (not-recommended). SELinux can prevent "named" from writing
files, even if the file-system permissions look correct.

-- Carsten

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