Dynamic zone update problems, continued

Bruce Johnson johnson at Pharmacy.Arizona.EDU
Fri Mar 5 20:10:02 UTC 2021

named process is running as ’named’:

named      45631  1.0 11.8 411576 220744 ?       Ssl  11:28   0:57 /usr/sbin/named -u named -c /etc/named.conf -t /var/named/chroot

if I run su --shell=/bin/sh named

I can create files  in the directory the journal file should be.

On Mar 5, 2021, at 12:39 PM, Grant Taylor via bind-users <bind-users at lists.isc.org<mailto:bind-users at lists.isc.org>> wrote:

On 3/5/21 12:07 PM, Bruce Johnson wrote:
Fixing the permissions and restarting named got dynamic updating working again, but new systems (ie names that are NOT already in the Zone file ) are throwing errors about the journal file: error: journal open failed: unexpected error

It seems like you still have a permissions error.

Can the user that named is running as create new files in the directory where the zone is stored?

Is there a specific command to create the .jnl file? I thought named created it automatically as needed. (at least the named-journalprint man page indicates this…)

I don't remember ever needing to manually create a journal (.jnl) file. I think that named always did it.

Named will create, modify, and remove the journal file as needed.  rndc freeze will sync the in memory zone contents to the journal file.  rndc sync will sync the journal file to the main zone file.  The -clean option to rndc sync will remove the journal file.  --  Don't forget to rndc thaw a frozen zone to start allowing dynamic updates again.

Beyond that, I've not needed to worry about the journal file or it's contents.

Grant. . . .
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Bruce Johnson
University of Arizona
College of Pharmacy
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