I read the following response on reddit in response to a question: "What are some problems at work you recently solved?"
Hosts are in database, now there are hosts in /var/named. I mean, there were hosts in /var/named, but it was awful to manage because the admin before me didn't know how to architect (people would write text files that would become diffs which would be shuffled around from machine to machine). Soon there will be hosts in /etc/dhcpd-something.
Now I'm trying to figure out what this person is talking about. I'm wondering what does
/var/named mean in this context? Is it a directory? A config file?
from reading on tldp I can see that
named is a program that provides "DNS on most UNIX machines". And it's config file is in
When I started reading about
named I started thinking about the
/etc/hosts file and thought they might be conceptually related in some way.
Would love some guidance in unpacking the above quote :)