[CentOS] Bind data directory borked on update from 5.3 to 5.4

Veiko Kukk veiko.kukk at krediidipank.ee
Fri Jan 22 09:03:40 UTC 2010


Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> Brian Mathis wrote on Thu, 21 Jan 2010 09:38:12 -0500:
> 
>> I don't think you'd want a compromised named to be able to make
>> changes to your authoritative DNS records, which is what could happen
>> if you have permissions set that way.
> 
> But why does named then report it right after the update?
> 
> Jan 21 12:46:40 chacha named[16607]: the working directory is not writable

I experienced same message when upgrading bind on freebsd recently. 
After googling, I settled down, seems that its exactly as it must be. 
Only that message shold be more precise and add at the end something 
like "... good!".

-- 
Veiko



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