adding SRV records to a FreeBSD server

Mark Blackman mark at
Thu Mar 17 22:59:27 UTC 2011

Using the standard version query syntax below..

dig +short version.bind txt chaos

"DNS Server v2090"

She seems to have a DNS server that I'm both unfamiliar with
and unable to find with a search engine.

So, as you say, this is a DNS server question not an OS

Ola, you must find out which software is being used to provide
DNS name service from this machine before proceeding. 

If 'lsof' is not already installed, as root, install it with

pkg_add -rv

then as root use 

lsof -i :53

to identify the name service binary and current PID on your machine.

With that data, you should be able to ask more specific questions
about managing the name service being used.

- Mark

On 17 Mar 2011, at 21:54, Ilya Kazakevich wrote:

> Hello,
> What name server do you use? I am almost sure you have BIND.
> You must open your zonefile, add SRV record and reload zone.
> I think your zonefile is somewhere in /etc/namedb/
> read bind manual, man named and man ndc (or rndc) to solve your problem.
> Your question is not about freebsd but about BIND.
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 11:42 PM, Ola Peters <OPeters at>wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> Thanks so much for placing this contact information in your header!  I am
>> trying to add SRV records to my name server, which is a FreeBSD box.
>> (Output from uname -a):
>> ns1# uname -a
>> FreeBSD 4.11-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.11-RELEASE #0: Fri
>> Jan 21 17:21:22 GMT 2005     root at
>> i386
>> I don't have a clue where to start and everytime I make a change, I bring
>> our website down.  Do you have a link or an example to tell me where I can
>> do this?
>> Thanks so much,
>> Ola Peters
>> Senior Unix Administrator
>> IT Department
>> Partnership Healthplan of California
>> 360 Campus Lane, Suite 100
>> Fairfield, CA 94534
>> Phone: (707) 863-4407 | Fax: (707) 863-4349
>> Email: opeters at
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