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named_selinux(8)      named Selinux Policy documentation      named_selinux(8)

named_selinux  -  Security  Enhanced Linux Policy for the Internet Name
server (named) daemon

Security-Enhanced Linux secures the named server via flexible mandatory
access control.

SELinux  policy  is customizable based on least access required.  So by
default SElinux policy does not allow named to write master zone files.
If  you want to have named update the master zone files you need to set
the named_write_master_zones boolean.

setsebool -P named_write_master_zones 1

You can disable SELinux protection for the named daemon by executing:

setsebool -P named_disable_trans 1
service named restart

system-config-securitylevel  is  a  GUI  tool  available  to  customize
SELinux policy settings.

This manual page was written by Dan Walsh <>.

selinux(8), named(8), chcon(1), setsebool(8)                 17 Jan 2005                 named_selinux(8)