Bind configuration in FreeBSD

Narek Gharibyan ngharibyan at
Wed Oct 10 09:00:18 PDT 2007


I as know default version (without port upgrading) is Bind 9.3.3 in Freebsd
6.2. You can see the version, executing named -v command. Do a 
ps -ax | grep named 
and see whether named is running or not. Also you can find the Bind logs in
/var/named/var/log directory (chrooted directory), if it is running check
your configuration with 
dig or nslookup
 if not - use 
/usr/sbin/named-checkconf and /usr/sbin/named-checkzone 
to inspect the problem. Please post your error text to help you furthermore.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of dhaneshk k
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 5:09 PM
To: freebsd-questions at
Subject: Bind configuration in FreeBSD

Hi friends ,

I have a FreeBSD fresh installation in a new  server machine.

   Here I wants to run my DNS server , by default I found the   in
/etc/namedb  dir    , named.conf  file & master  dir etc in the m/c after
OS installation  , so I configured my DNS entries    (I mean named.conf and
zone file  for my domain I configured ) , and after that I tried to start
/etc/rc.d/named start 
but no message that it is starting or not .

I would like to ask you whether I have to install , bind 8  or bind 9
through /usr/ports/dns  to make this machine  as a DNS server or by default
(I mean fresh installation) the bind is coming? (because I can see
/etc/namedb dir   and named.conf  file  ,master dir  , etc ...  there)

pls guide me to setup Bind in FreeBSD6.2   to make A DNS server for my own

thanks in Advance

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