[CentOS] Beware - Yum 3.5 to 3.6 upgrade replaces named.conf
mikerocks65 at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 15 21:31:17 UTC 2005
Thanks Jim but you already established that in the
links you posted. I was asking him why he writes
never never put both caching and bind on the same box.
I posted my configuration below so it just seems like
resource and expense overkill to setup a separate box
just for DNS queries, rather than make use of the two
--- Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/15/05, Michael Rock <mikerocks65 at yahoo.com>
> > > Ok guys ... this is ONLY an issue IF you have
> > > caching-nameserver AND
> > > bind installed ... and if you used the
> > > from caching-
> > > nameserver.
> > >
> > > RH says to NOT install caching-nameserver and a
> > > name server on the
> > > same machine ...
> > >
> > Excuse my ignorance on this subject, been looking
> > a link that explains the policy and why? Right
> now I
> > have primary and secondary name servers hosting
> > domains and web server applications that need to
> > resolve DNS from these servers. Then I have a
> > of workstations that use these servers for regular
> > queries.
> > This will be significant work/expense and to find
> > space for it just to separate the caching name
> > to a separate box just so the stations can have
> > queries.
> > Been doing it this way for years without a
> problem, so
> > any info you can pass on.
> Best documentation I can find is from one a
> redhatter who closed one
> of the caching-nameserver issues as not-a-bug. his
> explanation follows
> This is not an issue with the bind-* package, but
> with the
> caching-nameserver package.
> No bind-* package supplies any named configuration
> unless none exist on the system, when only
> rndc.conf, rndc.key,
> and the bare minimum named.conf sufficient to allow
> named to
> run are installed.
> When you install the 'caching-nameserver' package,
> which consists
> entirely of the named configuration files, you are
> asking for
> a caching-nameserver named configuration to be
> If you want to customize your named configuration
> files, and run
> something other / more than a caching-only
> nameserver, uninstall
> the caching-nameserver package.
> Unless caching-nameserver replaces any existing
> named configuration
> files on installation / upgrade, there would be no
> way of guaranteeing
> after installation that a caching-nameserver was in
> place afterwards,
> and no way of upgrading these configuration files.
> Jim Perrin
> System Architect - UIT
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