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Bug 186599 - net-dns/bind9 user name should be configurable
Summary: net-dns/bind9 user name should be configurable
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-07-25 15:57 UTC by Matus UHLAR - fantomas
Modified: 2007-07-25 16:17 UTC (History)
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Description Matus UHLAR - fantomas 2007-07-25 15:57:27 UTC
It should be configurable which user will bind run under. Currently, user 'named' is hardcoded in startup script, but we prefer our own security model in our heterogenous network.

Reproducible: Always

Expected Results:  
there should be option USER="" in /etc/conf.d/named, which, if set, would change the user from named. the "named" can be default in /etc/conf.d/named and/or /etc/init.d/named, but it should be configurable
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-07-25 16:02:33 UTC
Not possible, would break directory permissions among others (/var/run, /var/bind etc.), see the ebuild.
Comment 2 Matus UHLAR - fantomas 2007-07-25 16:11:53 UTC
A simple warning about this issue should be enough imho.
We do not use standard hierarchy, also because of this issue (default permissions).
I found one-time changing conf.d/bind nicer than repeated change of init script.
Comment 3 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-07-25 16:17:42 UTC
See, if you dislike the current ebuild, create your own in your overlay, this is plain not worth the trouble.