named/bind problems....

Gary Kline kline at
Wed Jan 19 23:55:37 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 06:11:23PM -0500, Robert Boyer wrote:
> Sorry to see you are still having issues. I thought you were set when we fixed your resolv last night.
> Okay - let's start from scratch here....
> Are you sure you need a named? Are you actually serving dns for your own IP addresses or are you using it as a caching server. Getting a new named working/installed is not an issue. Config files are usually and issue. If you can explain your network topology and what you are trying to make work I can probably point you in the right direction.

	Last night I was on the right track; then suddenly things broke and I
	have no idea w hy.  From the modem/router, the wire goes thru my 
	firewallll that runs pfSense.  Then output from the firewall plugs
	into my switch.  

	My DNS/Mail/web server is a seperate box that plugs into the
	hub/switch as well.      [i think; it is hard for me to get down 
	and crawl around under the desk.]  The server has been running named
	since April, '01.  I read DNS AND BIND to get things going; then in
	late '07 serious network troubles and help from someone in the Dallas
	Ft-Worth area reconfigured my network.    This fellow mostly edited
	the /etc/namedb/named.conf and related files.  I also host a friend's
	site, gratis.      He is a builder; we have been friends for nearly
	twenty years.   His site is a vvery small part of the picture; I 
	mention it only to emphasize that my setup is not entirely trivial.

	Would it help to shar or tarball up my namedb files?

	FWIW, I am logged into ethic on    a console.  Usually I work in X11
	and have xset r off set to prevent key bounces.

> We did get your local resolution issue solved didn't we?

	Ithink in KVM'ing from tao to  ethic and back, the   configuration we 
	set up last night  broke.   At least, in watching portupgrade draw in
	more and more files [on ethic], when I KVM back to my desktop, the
	mutt settings get lost....


> RB
> On Jan 19, 2011, at 6:03 PM, Gary Kline wrote:
> > Yesterday noon my time I rebooted my server.  Things seemed to be slow.
> > Several streams were hanging or stopping, and because had
> > been up for 61 days I figured it wouldn't hurt to reinitialize stuff.
> > 
> > Well, nutshell, disaster.  For hours it wasn't clear whether the server would
> > survive, but eventually i got a portupgrade -avOPk going and now I am close to
> > having every port rebuilt.  
> > 
> > Now host gives the the IP address of the U/Washington.  Etc. last
> > night for unknown reasons even this failed.  I remembered that late last fall
> > I  was warned the "bind9" was nearing its end/life.   I okayed the portupgrade
> > to remove bind9 and install whatever its follow up would be.  
> > 
> > Since then, my kill9named script[s] and my restartnamed script[s] have failed.
> > Can anyone save me from hours of tracking down whatever I have to to put
> > things right?   
> > 
> > Everything I get in trouble with this bind stuff it occurs how significant an
> > achievement it is to have a
> > service that automagically maps quad/dotted-decimals to actual words.
> > 
> > Sorry if this sounds disjoint; it is past time for a lollipop and a blanket
> > and a *nap*
> > 
> > gary
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > -- 
> > Gary Kline  kline at  Public Service Unix
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