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dnsadmin running after 11.44 update

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by aww, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. aww

    aww Well-Known Member

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    We have a low memory server that has very infrequent dns changes so it makes no sense to have dnsadmin cache running

    Did something change in 11.44 where it is enabled by default?

    Because I see it running

    I don't see it under chkconfig so it must be started by a cpanel process - maybe tailwatch?

    Can we disable and how do we disable?

    I should point out it is NOT checked in the service manager, it should not be starting by itself
     
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    Hello :)

    It's normal to see that process running, even on earlier versions of cPanel. It's designed to improve performance. Are you experiencing issues with it using up excessive memory or CPU?

    The following document is intended for information about custom dnsadmin modules, but it actually does a good job of explaining the purpose of dnsadmin on cPanel servers:

    Pluggable dnsadmin Modules

    Also, here is a quote from our release notes when it first became available to run as a service:

    Thank you.
     
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    Yes I am aware of it as an optional service.

    Note the word *can* in your documentation, not the word must.

    dns changes on this server happen maybe one a year at most

    I guess one thing that I didn't think to try was to force it checked again in the service manager and then uncheck it, I guess something inside cpanel got out of sync between the UI selections and what actually runs. That is a little worrisome however, what if other services were out of sync with what was selected.
     
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    Yes, enabling it, and then disabling it again via the "Service Manager" in WHM should help ensure it's disabled. I encourage you to submit a bug report regarding the "dnsadmin" service not accurately reflecting if it's enabled or disabled so we can take a closer look at your system to determine why that happened:

    Submit A Bug Report

    You can post the ticket number here so we can update this thread with the outcome.

    Thank you.
     
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