set directory for "auto" key files

Michael W. Lucas mwlucas at
Mon Jan 7 14:31:58 UTC 2013


Running BIND 9.9 on FreeBSD.

named wants to write managed-keys.bind & the journal file in named's
root directory. I can change that with the "directory" option, but
then I have to move all the other directories. Company security policy
is that named may not do that.

Is there an option that tells named to "write your internal key &
journal files to location X, but don't change where I've put
everything else."

This is an older install with lots of zones and lots of integration
with older systems, so I would rather not pick up the whole directory
structure and stuff it under the working directory. Yet I'd really
like to use auto DNSSec and DLV.

Or am I just asking for too much?


Michael W. Lucas,
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