On Tue, 28 Oct 2008, Stephen Liu wrote:

> # /usr/local/bind/sbin/named -u named -t /usr/local/bind -c
> /etc/named.conf
> No printout


Start it with -g switch also to "Run the server in the foreground and
force all logging to stderr." Or look in the log file to see what
happened.

That may give you better clues on where the problem is.