On T 28 Oct, 2008, at 14:26 , Stephen Liu wrote:

> # ls -l /usr/local/bind/etc/named.conf
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root staff 231 Oct 28 12:48 /usr/local/bind/etc/
> named.conf
>
> # ls -l /usr/local/bind/etc/named.root
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root staff 2878 Oct 28 03:49
> /usr/local/bind/etc/named.root
>
> # grep staff /etc/group
> staff:x:50:
>
>
> On running the command;
>
> # /usr/local/bind/sbin/named -u named -t /usr/local/bind -c
> /etc/named.conf -g
>
> /etc/named.conf can be found.


wait: the configuration file is read from /etc/named.conf not from the
chrooted location.
So please check that /etc/named.conf and not /usr/local/bind/etc/
named.conf is correct.

Giuliano