named already running?

Oliver Koch koch at
Fri Feb 16 22:26:35 UTC 2007


Andrea Venturoli schrieb:

> I'm getting this on several different 6.x servers:
>> # sh /etc/rc.d/named restart
>> Stopping named.
>> named already running? (pid=xxx).
> and named won't restart; if I then
>> # sh /etc/rc.d/named start
>> Starting named.
> it works fine.
> Is this happening to other people? What could be the reason?
> It's nothing critical, only a bit annoying, but I'm curious...

it is possible that your named needs some time to be stopped and that
your script wants to start named again before it hasn't been stopped
completely. You could try to add a "sleep <x seconds>" between the stop
and the start command.

Kind regards,


Oliver Koch                          Phone:  +49-(0)5323-72-2626
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