Questions on bind-chroot

/dev/rob0 rob0 at
Wed Jun 15 01:22:59 UTC 2016

On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 04:04:06PM +0100, Tony Finch wrote:
> Harshith Mulky <harshith.mulky at> wrote:
> > Is it necessary for named.conf in the chroot path and /etc path 
> > to be same
> If they aren't the same, at some point in the future you or your 
> colleagues are going to get very confused about which one is the 
> right one.
> > I have 2 different named.conf in both the paths and when I am 
> > running the, service named restart, I see the named service 
> > starting from the chroot path. Is that correct?
> There isn't much standardization of BIND init scripts. Some of them 
> try to keep in-chroot and out-of-chroot configuration in sync, some 
> don't, maybe depending on how the script is configured. So I can't 
> give you a direct answer; you should read your init script 
> carefully.

Also the OP should consult the distributor's documentation for their 
BIND configuration.  BIND from upstream comes unconfigured, that is, 
without anything like "bind-chroot".

In addition, as suggested upthread, it's not possible to answer any
questions which should have gone to the distributor if we don't know 
the distro & version.
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