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Run named within FreeBSD Jail

I spent some time this afternoon trying to setup named (BIND 9.5) within a FreeBSD jail for internal use. I ran into an issue where it was unable to mount devfs and failed on me. After a little bit of digging I found a solution. This is the error that was reported (see link): /etc/rc.d/named: WARNING: devfs_domount(): Unable to mount devfs on /var/named/dev<br /> devfs rule: ioctl DEVFSIO_RAPPLY: Operation not permitted<br /> devfs rule: ioctl DEVFSIO_RAPPLY: Operation not permitted In a nutshell, add the following line to the jail /etc/rc.conf and you should be OK. named_chrootdir="" Yes, this means that you’re not running named within a chroot like it would by default but remember its in a jail anyway–a really fancy, hardened chroot.