I had done most of the below, but the problem actually came down to the DNS tool provided with Fedora 2 not building the zone files correctly.
I went in and manually built the files, 'the way mom used to', and it's fine now.
It may be a case of me not using the tool right, but there's enough romm for confusion there to mess you up.
From: ilug-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-bounces at linux.ie] On Behalf Of Colm MacCarthaigh
Sent: 25 May 2004 10:34
To: Hamilton, David (HPS)
Cc: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Fedora 2, Named and chroot
On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 10:11:34AM +0100, Hamilton, David (HPS) wrote:
> 1. which of the named.conf files needs to be correct, or should they
> be identical?
The one in the chroot, but to save worrying symlink them :) (Make sure the one outside the chroot is the symlink though)
> 2. Should the directory in the named.conf file be relative to the root
> or the chroot?
Relative to the chroot, but remember that when it's running the chroot == / , so if the directory is physically at /chroot/bind/etc/namedb/ and the chroot is /chroot/bind/ then /etc/namedb is what should be in the config file.
> 3. Is there anything else I should look out for.
You'll need to make a /dev/random inode within the chroot and make sure there's a copy of /etc/localtime within it aswell. Use group writable permissions for anywhere bind needs to write (location of pid file, slave zones), make sure it's using as highuid/gid and putting the chroot on a partition that's mounted noexec,nosuid never does any harm either.
Don't place any executables or libraries in the chroot, you don't need them.
If you want to use rndc, you'll need to make sure the rndc.key files or config blocks are syncronised between the versions within the chroot and the version in the real /etc.
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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