[CentOS] Bind update overwrites named.conf

Chris Miller centos at scratchspace.com
Thu Jul 10 19:16:34 UTC 2008

Tru Huynh wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 08:42:12AM -0700, Chris Miller wrote:
>> I just had a customer's bind server lose all of it's local DNS records. 
>> Yum updated the bind packages this morning at ~6am, and replaced the 
>> original /etc/named.conf file, saving the old as named.conf.rpmsave. This 
>> seems like the opposite of what it should have done (i.e. save the new 
>> file as named.conf.rpmnew).
> If you have the caching-nameserver package, it's the expected behaviour:
> /etc/named.conf is "owned" and labelled as "config file" for caching-nameserver.
> The regular bind/bind-chroot don't provide named.conf.
> You should not install the caching-nameserver package if you are
> indeed providing DNS services with bind...

Thanks! I wasn't aware of this package, and it was indeed at fault. 
Seems like the package should be named bind-caching-nameserver...


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