Subject: Location of "named.conf" (was: CVS commit: src)
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/30/2005 14:25:20
On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 09:17:58AM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> On a more positive note, the CORRECT way to have fixed this would be
> to set a default -c /etc/namedb/named.conf option, so that by default
> named looks for the config file where it has been installed on NetBSD
> for the last decade or more. I suggest changing to that way of making
> this work.

I've considered that and I don't think it is a good idea because:

1.) A lot of people will simply have used "mv /etc/namedb/named.conf /etc"
    to make it work. Changing "/etc/default/rc.conf" like you have
    suggested will break such setups.

2.) "/etc/named.conf" is *the* standard location for that file. I don't
    see any good reason to have it at different location in NetBSD.
    We've done that in the past with e.g. OpenSSH and later realized
    that it is a bad idea and fixed it.

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler