This is another late posting of some notes when I built some new infrastructure servers on VMs to replace my aging PowerPC Macs that ran my network.

The security info I got when my ISP told me I had a badly configured name server requires that you create a /var/named directory:

sudo mkdir /var/named 
sudo chgrp bind /var/named 
sudo chmod 770 /var/named 
sudo chmod g+s /var/named 
sudo mkdir /var/log/named 
sudo chmod 770 /var/log/named 
sudo chmod g+s /var/log/named