BulldogXTRM

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Last night I received some error emails from my server saying that bind had failed and it was trying to restart the service. I checked this out and tried to restart but this I get this message each time I try to restart the service.

"named has failed, please contact the sysadmin (result was "named is not running"). "

I need some help fixing this problem, please.
 

aby

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BulldogXTRM said:
Last night I received some error emails from my server saying that bind had failed and it was trying to restart the service. I checked this out and tried to restart but this I get this message each time I try to restart the service.

"named has failed, please contact the sysadmin (result was "named is not running"). "

I need some help fixing this problem, please.
Try this command

/usr/sbin/named -u named -c /etc/named.conf

Then please verify whether the bind is running
ps ax | grep named
 

BulldogXTRM

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named.conf didn't exist. I restored it from named.conf.backup and verified all DNS entries were correct. It's working again, thanks.
 

stphosting

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you save my life

thx very much for the help it works to me i was desesperated but now one of my servers are working fine with you help

regards.

Alex
 

xidica

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might not be a bad idea to run /scripts/rebuildnamedconf if /etc/named.conf doesn't already exist.
Or if it does, backup /etc/named.conf first, and run the script to rebuild the config to see if that works...