named Wierdness

Alexander Dalloz alexander.dalloz at
Wed May 5 18:28:28 UTC 2004

Am Mi, den 05.05.2004 schrieb Mike McMullen um 18:28:

> This system is also a backup nameserver. I copied the zone db files
> we use from a 7.3 system and brought named up. Everything seems
> to resolve ok.

Your slave zone files hopefully are in
/var/named/chroot/var/named/slaves/ (because of what you wrote in
following paragraph).

> However, named messages in /var/log/messages are time
> stamped 3 hours ahead of the time the system is set to.

Don't you have a file /var/named/chroot/etc/localtime?

> Also, I noticed a chroot directory in the /var/named directory.
> Actually I had to put the db file in /var/named/chroot/var/named
> to get named to work. There is also another chroot directory
> in that directory as well so that:
> /var/named/chroot/var/named/chroot/var/named
> exists.
> Can someone tell me what is going on here?

You did not only install the bind package but bind-chroot too. So bind
is set up to run in chrooted mode. See /etc/sysconfig/named, where the
chroot ROOTDIR is pointing to.

> TIA,
> Mike

The named chroot issue was discussed and explained here before, even in
detail. Please search the list archive for more explanations.

I do not know what you mean with your subject line "named Wierdness"  -
what is weird? The only thing from your posting which is not normal is
the wrong (?) time in the named.log. Did you change anything with your
timezone or else? I am running bind-chroot on my FC1 server and how no
abnormal issues. It is running like expected.


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