[nsd-users] NSD still shows permission errors on Debian 10 Buster

Simon Deziel simon at sdeziel.info
Thu May 28 00:34:24 UTC 2020

On 2020-05-27 3:18 p.m., Anand Buddhdev via nsd-users wrote:
> On 27/05/2020 19:02, Simon Deziel wrote:
>>>> As for the failed unlinking of the pidfile, this is harmless and should
>>>> not be logged as a warning. It may already be fixed in newer
>>>> releases as
>>>> it was done with Unbound already.
>>> PID files are so passé! They are irrelevant on systems where daemons are
>>> run under supervisors. I would highly recommend setting "pidfile" to ""
>>> in nsd.conf. This prevents creation of a PID file. Systemd already knows
>>> the PID of the NSD process, and can signal it directly.
>> Would it make sense to simply ignore the pidfile directive when running
>> through systemd?
> No. I don't like it when software silently does things. Instead, when
> package maintainers build NSD for systems with systemd, they should pass
> the --with-pidfile="" option to the configure script, so that by
> default, NSD doesn't create PID files.

I like the idea. Since Debian wants to preserve compatibility with both
systemd and init, I proposed a slightly different fix to Debian for nsd
[1] and unbound [2]. Thanks!


1: https://salsa.debian.org/dns-team/nsd/-/merge_requests/4
2: https://salsa.debian.org/dns-team/unbound/-/merge_requests/9

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