DNS - named is DEAD! Won't restart

Kenny kenny at hereintown.net
Sat Feb 24 19:45:55 GMT 2001

named should spit out some info in a logfile ... mine simply logs to
/var/log/messages ... tail that-there-a-file and tell me what it's
complaining about ... it's probably something you are not even thinking

On Fri, 23 Feb 2001, David Rankin wrote:

> Hello all -- "named" needs CPR on my box.
> I have been trying to transition from static IP to DHCP on my samba
> server. DHCP works, I get a proper IP assigned to the Windows clients
> (winipcfg confirmed this), but since I am using domain logons, I needed
> dynamic DNS. So I started working on my DNS server. (Andrew Bartlett has
> been a great help - Thank you)
> Everything was going along fine - nslookup was working fine. I was
> getting forward and reverse lookups on my domain, gateway, mail, etc...
> I was making progress ;-)
> Then DISASTER!!!  "ndc restart" hung the terminal. So then I kill [pid]
> for ndc/restart and named. I then copied the saved working copies of
> dhcpd.conf, named.conf and my zone files and tried to start named again.
> It hung. I read all the man files (for hours) and looked through the
> logs for something strange.  The only thing I could find strange (or at
> least what I thought was strange) was error messages regarding the \misc
> and \net directory [automount] failures. I checked through the older
> logs and found the same errors had been present for for quite some time.
> DNS was working despite the \misc and \net error for weeks. So I don't
> know if that is related to my problem or not. I don't know if  starting
> DHCP with ddns set messed something up either.
> The bottom line is -- I can't get "ndc start" to load named anymore and
> I can't for the life of me figure out why. If someone else has run into
> this problem, I would be greatful if you could tell me what is going on,
> or at least point me to some useful documentation.
> I have tried a reastart with a bare bones named.conf with only
> "localhost" and "0.0.127" zones and named still will not start.
> Thank you in advance for any wisdom you may offer.
> I hate taking 2 steps forward and 3 steps back. It just leaves a sour
> taste in your mouth at the end of the day.
> David Rankin
> Nacogdoches, Texas
> drankin at cox-internet.com

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