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Old 11-17-2006, 04:15 AM   #1
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Question DNS configuration issue ??


Dear All

I need to change the database directory for my zone files from default /var/named .For example forward lookup files should be placed in some other directory like /var/named/fwd and reverse lookup files in some other directory /var/named/rev ,and few critical domains file in seperate directory like /var/named/critical .

Can some one guide me how to do that.

Thanks in advance

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Old 11-17-2006, 04:52 AM   #2
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Hi,

Yes, u can change your default location. Change the file derictive option in named.conf and specify your desired location.

Hope it wil do what you want.

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Old 11-17-2006, 05:58 AM   #3
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Leave the directory option as is in your named.conf, e.g
Code:
 directory "/var/named";
and then in your zones definition do something like:
Code:
zone "A" {
        type master;
        file "fwd/A.zone";
};

zone "A.rev" {
        type master;
        file "rev/A.zone";
};

zone "criticalA" {
        type master;
        file "critical/criticalA";
 
Old 11-17-2006, 08:01 AM   #4
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Thanks Allot buddies

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Talat
 
Old 11-26-2006, 11:05 AM   #5
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Dear Friends

This time i am trying to seperate all the zone definations from named.conf.For example all the forward lookup zones definations should be in the
/etc/zonedef/zones.def

All the reverse lookup defination in
/etc/zonedef/rev.def
All the customer related zonedef in
/etc/zonedef/customer.def

I am trying to do this by placing following lines in named.conf

include "/etc/zonedef/zones.def";
include "/etc/zonedef/rev.def";
include "/etc/zonedef/customer.def";

But when i start the service i get following error


[root@localhost etc]# service named start
Starting named: /etc/named.conf:26: open: /etc/zonedef/zones.def: file not found
Nov 26 22:02:18.790 starting BIND 9.2.4 -g
Nov 26 22:02:18.791 using 1 CPU
Nov 26 22:02:18.796 loading configuration from '/etc/named.conf'
Nov 26 22:02:18.797 listening on IPv4 interface lo, 127.0.0.1#53
Nov 26 22:02:18.798 listening on IPv4 interface eth0, 172.16.1.200#53
Nov 26 22:02:18.802 command channel listening on 127.0.0.1#953
Nov 26 22:02:18.802 ignoring config file logging statement due to -g option
Nov 26 22:02:18.803 couldn't open pid file '/var/run/named/named.pid': Permission denied
Nov 26 22:02:18.803 exiting (due to early fatal error)
Error in configuration file /etc/named.conf : [FAILED]



Although the file zones.def is there at the specified location.I even change the owner ship of the file to named:named ,even change the permision to 777 but no use.
As soon as i comment out the last three lines of


//include "/etc/zonedef/zones.def";
//include "/etc/zonedef/rev.def";
//include "/etc/zonedef/customer.def";

It start without any error.

Can some body help me in this

Regard
Talat
 
Old 11-27-2006, 01:33 PM   #6
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Guys

I search this error on the web allot.After that i found when i run the cmd

#named -u named

Bind start working but due to it i have to place my zone files in /var/named instead of /var/named/chroot/var/named.Which means it runs bind out of chroot jail.Thats not good .I have to run it in chroot. Any clue

Regard
Talat
 
Old 11-28-2006, 03:23 PM   #7
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Guys Any clue????

I am stuck at this point.Please any clue can help

Regard
Talat
 
Old 11-28-2006, 04:14 PM   #8
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Do you understand what chroot does? It changes where / is for that process. If named is chroot'd into /var/named, it can't get to /etc. /var/named/etc is the new /etc. You need to put your include files in /var/named/etc.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 12:15 PM   #9
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Dear Chort

Thanks allot man.It solved my problem ,i am realy thankfull to you.God bless you

Regard
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