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OpenSuSE: the relation between /etc/var/named.d and /var/lib/named

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/24

For first time BIND named users on OpenSuSE there is often confusion on the relation between these directories:

  • /etc/named.d/
  • /var/lib/named/

For example here someone else struggled: [WayBackRe: Fwd: Re: [opensuse] Split DNS? Solved

This is how I inferred the workings:

The /etc/named.conf.include is re-generated at named start by running /usr/share/bind/createNamedConfInclude by including files that both match NAMED_CONF_INCLUDE_FILES in /etc/sysconfig/named and exist in the /etc/named.d/ directory.

At named startup, it also copies everything from /etc/named.d to /var/lib/named/etc/named.d

For details see


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