[CentOS] remote install/upgrade of FC3 name server to CentOS 4 or 5

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Tue Aug 5 17:43:30 UTC 2008

Larry Vaden wrote:
> Hello,
> Does anyone know of a good URL that covers the remote install/upgrade
> of a FC3 system to CentOS 4 or 5?
> We have one physically stranded FC3 system which is a name server and
> we need to upgrade to remove vulnerabilities.

its just a name server?   backup the DNS zones and conf files, format 
and clean install C5, configure the DNS service with the saved zones.   
note that BIND has gone through some changes since FC3 was current, and 
you likely won't want to use your old named.conf verbatim, rather, copy 
the specific settings over into the new one.    the zone files have 
moved from their old default location of /var/named to 
/var/named/chroot/var/named/{master|slave}, and the conf file has moved 
from /etc/named.conf to /var/named/chroot/etc/named.conf

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