RHEL3 BIND issues
Posted on 2004-08-03
I'm kinda stuck on this one at the moment so maybe some of you can help me out. We have a network with two name servers, one is the primary for about 300 zones and the second is the slave for the same 300 zones. pretty simple setup that was done by a previous admin so i've never had to really do anything with it other then adding a domain or two. problem is a little while ago the slave box blew up and we've decided to move it's functions to another linux box on our network for the time being. The other is running redhat enterprise ES 3 with bind built in (it was selected during the install i believe). so i basically snagged the named.conf from the old box's backups and moved it over and swapped it out with the default named.conf over on this new box. everything looked happy but when i started the named service, it trys to sync all three hundred domains and gives the same error (in bind.log) for each below:
Aug 03 12:21:54.786 general: error: dumping master file: tmp-XXXX6P2e3Z: open: permission denied
Aug 03 12:21:54.787 xfer-in: error: transfer of 'mydomain.com/IN' from 10.10.10.10#53: failed while receiving responses: permission denied
and nothing shows up in the /var/named directory on the slave box. i've gone into the master box and added the new slave's IP address into the "allow-transfer" and "also-notify" fields but it doesn't appear to have fixed the problem. am i missing something obvious? i've very little experiance with bind so any help would be appreciated...