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Old 03-15-2004, 11:50 AM   #1
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named -u named at startup


I've got what's probably a quick question.

I have to manually start named everytime I start my machine. I created a permissions problem. I was following someone's instructions and created a user "named" and set permissions for named to run as that user.

Now, when my box starts up and tries to run named automatically, my /var/log/messages file shows a permissions error so it doesn't run. I have to manually type "named -u named" to get it to start correctly.

Is there a way I can get it to start automatically as that user?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 12:31 PM   #2
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You could always use rc.local to achieve that ...
Just put a line like this:
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/bin/su - named /path/to/named -u
into rc.local


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Old 03-15-2004, 01:03 PM   #3
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I didn't understand exactly what you typed, but rc.local was the file I was looking for.

I edited the line to read:

/usr/local/sbin/named -u named


and it worked perfectly. Is there a problem doing it the way I typed it?


Thanks so much for the help!
 
Old 03-15-2004, 01:08 PM   #4
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If it works apparently not ;)


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Old 03-16-2004, 12:08 AM   #5
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Talking

Heh, ok. Thanks man.

Just checking. I basically have no idea what I'm doing in Linux half the time, so just thought I'd be safe and ask. LOL


Thanks again,

ZZ
 
  


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