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I would like to add A record for subdomain and am searching for a file with actual zone settings. Files /var/named/named.local and /var/named/ have only localhost settings and not my actual domain So where is a zone settings file in default Centos 5 + Lxadmin configuration?


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Bind uses a chroot based at /var/named/chroot. Have you tried looking in /var/named/chroot/var/named? Probably a file in that directory named or

in this folder (/var/named/chroot/var/named) i have only folders 'data' and 'slaves' and no files. data is empty (ls -a) and slaves also. – tomaszs Dec 29 '09 at 20:41

Are you actually running BIND? If so, the named.conf file, or one of it's included files, should tell you what and where the zone file is. If it's not listed then BIND is not handling that domain and you need to determine what is.


debian puts things in /var/cache/bind as default (or atleast it seems to for me). Worth having a look.


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