named.conf Default Location?

John W. Blue at
Tue Jan 12 17:53:47 UTC 2016


I too prefer to run BIND on FreeBSD boxes.  I am running 9.10.3-P2 from ports and named.conf can only be found in:


Not know the exact history of your boxes, I would say it is not needed.


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From: Tim Daneliuk <tundra at>
Sent: Jan 12, 2016 11:31 AM
To: Bind Users
Subject: named.conf Default Location?

I have two FreeBSD 10 machines on which I have installed the bind99 port.

The manpage for named on machine 1 says that it looks for the named.conf
by default in /usr/local/etc/namedb.  Machine 2's manpage says it looks
in /etc/namedb.

Which is correct?  Is the /etc/namedb symlink even needed anymore?
Tim Daneliuk     tundra at
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