[SWLUG] In a bind with DNS

Terry John terry.john at bbc.co.uk
Mon Oct 18 11:45:08 UTC 2010

/var/named/chroot on my quite new fedora system is where you start to
look. Yes it is chrooted.

/var/named/chroot/var/named/ replaces the less secure /var/named for
zone files although it does depend on your named.conf

I'm not sure where /etc/named.conf or /var/named/chroot/etc/named.conf
is in use but I suspect it is the latter. On my system they are the


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Sent: 18 October 2010 12:14
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Subject: [SWLUG] In a bind with DNS

  I have tried googling to very little avail. I am sure someone here 
will know the answer straight away.

I have a new virtual server straight out of the box. To start i am 
configuring Bind. which is living up to its name!

Iit used to be that I would look at the etc/named.conf file which would 
have all its little database files in /var/named/

Now I cannot find what is where.
named.conf seems to be here but it certainly doesnt look  like it


the messages file says it si running of a file called
  which has an include to

but I still don't really know where the zone files are

this is a locate on one of them


is DNS chrooted by default on this system? It is a new redhat system of 
some kind.

Where do the zone files go?

If anyone can help or point to a decent up to date guide on the web I'd 
really appreciate it.

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