Gregory

This is what I can't understand, if I manually start named using the command

named -u named

I get the following messages

Oct 17 18:21:21 dedi5 named[6169]: starting BIND 9.2.2 -u named
Oct 17 18:21:21 dedi5 named[6169]: using 1 CPU
Oct 17 18:21:21 dedi5 named[6169]: loading configuration from '/etc/named.conf'
Oct 17 18:21:21 dedi5 named[6169]: no IPv6 interfaces found
Oct 17 18:21:21 dedi5 named[6169]: listening on IPv4 interface eth0,
123.123.123.123#53
Oct 17 18:21:21 dedi5 named[6169]: listening on IPv4 interface eth0:2,
124.124.124.124#53
Oct 17 18:21:21 dedi5 named[6169]: command channel listening on 127.0.0.1#953

if I then restart using the command

/etc/rc.d/init.d/named restart

I just get

Oct 17 18:21:31 dedi5 named[6183]: starting BIND 9.2.1 -u named
Oct 17 18:21:31 dedi5 named[6183]: using 1 CPU
Oct 17 18:21:31 dedi5 named: named startup succeeded

If I then do

ps aux|grep named

it returns no running processes and named is not running

I note that it doesn't appear to be loading the conf file when using the
startup script

Greg

At 17:53 17/10/2004, Gregory Hicks wrote:

> > Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 17:31:04 +0100
> > To: Barry Margolin , comp-protocols-dns-bind@isc.org
> > From: Greg Mathews
> > Subject: Re: rndc: connect failed: connection refused
> >
> > OK thanks for the info Barry and Jim
> >
> > It appears that my problem is not with rndc as that does work when

> named is
> > running, my problem is actually with the /etc/rc.d/init.d/named which is
> > not starting named although it tells me it has. I have been restarting

>
>What do your system messages tell you? Why is named NOT starting?
>
>I believe that you may have a problem with the named config since it
>has been MY experience that named always starts when properly
>configured... The start up scripts DO work...
>
>This includes the "restart" option to /etc/init.d/named. All THAT does
>it do
>
>/etc/init.d/named stop
>/etc/init.d/named start
>
>(Internally to the script of course.)
>
>[... beginning of script and switch statement ...]
>restart() {
> stop
> start
>}
>
>[...end of script...]
>
>Regards,
>Gregory Hicks
>
> > named when adding/editing zones but I now realise that I should just be
> > reloading it.
> >
> > This solves my problem except when my box is rebooted, as it was by my

> host
> > last night for network maintenance and named isn't starting at boot up but
> > I can monitor that another way and it doesn't happen that often, last

> night
> > being the first reboot for over a year.
> >
> > Thanks again
> >
> > Greg
> >
> > At 14:26 17/10/2004, Barry Margolin wrote:
> > >In article ,
> > > Greg Mathews wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi
> > > >
> > > > If this isn't the right list for this I appologise now
> > > >
> > > > To restart named etc I've been using the command line
> > > >
> > > > /etc/rc.d/init.d/named restart
> > >
> > >Try: rndc exec
> > >
> > > >
> > > > but recently this has stopped working, ie restart will stop named but
> > > > doesn't restart it again
> > > >
> > > > when I attempt to start named using rndc it returns the error
> > > >
> > > > 'rndc: connect failed: connection refused'
> > >
> > >Rndc works by sending a control message to named. If named isn't
> > >running, there's nothing for it to connect to in order to send the
> > >message. To start named you should just run named itself.
> > >
> > >--
> > >Barry Margolin, barmar@alum.mit.edu
> > >Arlington, MA
> > >*** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***

> >
> >

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