Originally Posted by n3r0
[root@northstar init.d]# /etc/init.d/named start
Starting named: /bin/chown: `named:named': invalid user
named: user 'named' unknown
now i dont like creating user accounts willy nilly but if i were to create this account what kind of access should it have? can i just useradd named passwd named?
It wants to run as user 'named' instead of as root, which is a good thing. create the user/group and lock it. Try and do this even if you use chroot.
There are no known massive holes in bind right now, but not so long ago the thing was swiss cheese. I mean a serious liability. It's much more secure now, though.