BIND9 won't start

Jonathan Horne freebsd at
Sun Dec 23 13:48:18 PST 2007

On Sunday 23 December 2007 02:52:43 pm QADMOS wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> i'm having a hard time with bind9.
> I'm trying to set up an authoritative dns server.
> Unfortunately when i try to launch it with an 'rndc start' i get this
> error message :
>  > rndc: connect failed: connection refused
> I've reviewed my conf files but frankly i couldn't see what was wrong.
> I've actually rewritten them from scratch several times to really check
> that nothing was missing and couldn't see anything was wrong. The
> localhost.rev file is configured correctly. I've also tried to
> regenerate new rndc.keys and edit named.conf accordingly but to no avail.
> I've also considered a possible file permissions in /etc/namedb and in
> /var/run/named issue but that didn't yield much either.
> Finally the biggest trouble is that nothing is logged in any log file !
> nothing in /var/log/messages nothing in /var/log/all.log nothing
> anywhere so i'm really confused here about what direction to investigate.
> Has anyone ever encountered such an issue ?
> Thx in advance for any help.

do you get same problem with:

/etc/rc.d/named start


Jonathan Horne
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