[CDBUG-talk] OpenBSD named.conf question

Patrick Muldoon doon at inoc.net
Mon Sep 26 22:31:11 EDT 2005

On Monday 26 September 2005 19:57, Jonathan Franks wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm in the process of moving DNS services from my FreeBSD box to my Sun
> server, which is running OpenBSD 3.7. I figured that the config would be
> similar, and it is.... but I've run in to a bit of a snag and I'm wondering
> if anyone can either help me out or better interpret the man page for me
> (which I have to say is not terribly helpful, it's really just a string of
> syntax examples)

> Starting privilege seperation
> 26-Sep-2005 19:38:50.496 starting BIND 9.3.0 -g
> 26-Sep-2005 19:38:50.518 loading configuration from '/etc/named.conf'
> 26-Sep-2005 19:38:50.520 /etc/named.conf:26: unknown option 'forwarders'
> 26-Sep-2005 19:38:50.522 loading configuration: failure
> 26-Sep-2005 19:38:50.523 exiting (due to fatal error)

In looking at my 5.4 box I see .. 

[doon at hobbiton:~] uname -a
FreeBSD hobbiton.home.doon.us 5.4-STABLE FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE #1: Fri Sep 23 
15:26:40 EDT 2005     
root at hobbiton.home.doon.us:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/HOBBITON  i386
[doon at hobbiton:~] named -v
BIND 9.3.1

I am still running OpenBSD 3.6 on my firewall, and it uses bind 9.2 and I 
don't use forwarders. 

anyway a question, is your forwarders inside an options clause ? 


Other options omitted... 

I don't normally use forwarders in my configs, so it is just a shot in the 

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