The named user is created during installation of BIND. When you load novell-named with rcnovell-named start or /etc/init.d/novell-named start, DNS server reuses the named user to run the DNS service daemon.
If you want to run the DNS service daemon with any other non-root user:
In YaST, create a user using theoption in YaST.
To load novell-named with -t (chroot) option, make sure that the following directories are created under the chroot directory with permissions to user specified with -u option:
The configuration file directory /etc/opt/novell/named
The log file directory /var/opt/novell/log/named
The pid directory /var/opt/novell/run/named
NOTE:In cluster setup, Runtime Credentials must be set on all the nodes in the DNS cluster.
Edit /etc/init.d/novell-named and modify the checkAndCopyConfigFiles function and make relevant changes for user name and group.
Start the DNS server using rcnovell-named start or /etc/init.d/novel-named start command.