named problems

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Sun Nov 25 14:16:11 PST 2007

Bind works perfectly out of the box on most FBSD recent versions.

You should not move things out of the path they have been setup to.
Specially on FBSD /etc is reserved for system files.

By default bind is installed in /var/named and should be kept there.

If I was you I would :
1. install the latest bind version from the port //
2. make sure you don't touch things unless absolutely necessary.
3. copy paste of modify the /var/named/etc/namedb/named.conf so that  
It corresponds to your needs.
4. make sure the /etc/rc.conf has the correct "named" values.
5. start it with the /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ script for named //

Been runing this one with 1000 zones as both masters and slave never  
had any problem.

If you have more issue could give you a help on debuging bind.

My advice : STICK TO THE FBSD RULES AND PATH unless you perfectly know  
what you are doing.

Le 25 nov. 07 à 20:19, jekillen a écrit :

> Hello;
> I am having some named problems:
> The daemon will not start and run on system startup.
> There is plenty of info on problems when named
> is running, but not when it will not start.
> I did get it to start after boot with
> #named (su to root without - option)
> It started and ran as demonstrated
> with ps -aux. But the listing was
> just user (me as mortal user) and
> named as process (not as a path
> to an executable, as is normal
> for other processes).
> The console messages at start up
> gives me configuration file not found
> errors. The files are there.
> /etc/namedb/named.conf, rndc.key
> /etc/namedb is a link to /var/named/etc/namedb where the config
> files are. It is set up to be a slave server
> for four domains.
> How can I go about debugging this
> situation?
> My suspicions are ownership and permissions
> are wrong, but how, and how to fix; ??
> Thanks in advance
> Jeff k

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