named and ntpd start order in rc.d

Yasuhiro KIMURA yasu at
Mon Aug 27 08:22:27 UTC 2018

From: Andrea Venturoli <ml at>
Subject: named and ntpd start order in rc.d
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2018 18:34:43 +0200

> I'm in the same situation described in this bug:
> ntpd starts when named is not yet running, fails to resolve its peers
> and never works again until I restart it manually.
> That bug (of the 7.0 era) was closed as fixed, since /etc/rc.d/ntpd
> requires ntpdate, which in turn required named.
> However, the latest statement is not true anymore, today (probably due
> to the fact that named is no longer in base).
> I guess I'm not the only one who has this problem and I wonder how
> others are solving this issue.
> Also, should I add a comment to that bug or open a new one?

What are the versions of FreeBSD and BIND(named) you use? I use
bind912-9.12.2P1_1(dns/bind912) on 11.2-RELEASE, and
"rcorder /etc/rc.d* /usr/local/etc/rc.d*" gets following result.

yasu at maybe[2006]% rcorder /etc/rc.d/* /usr/local/etc/rc.d/*

So named, ntpdate and ntpd is started expected order in my

Yasuhiro KIMURA

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