AndyReed

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kusks said:
help named wont start im lost
Any error messages? It is really difficult to troubleshoot BIND/NAMED without any leads.
 

nicotine

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I am having the same problem and only happened last night, maybe after update?
this is the relevent portion:
Aug 26 11:52:32 server named[15453]: starting BIND 9.2.4 -u named -t /var/named/chroot
Aug 26 11:52:32 server named[15453]: using 2 CPUs
Aug 26 11:52:32 server named[15455]: loading configuration: failure
Aug 26 11:52:32 server named[15455]: exiting (due to fatal error)
Aug 26 11:52:32 server named: named startup failed

The config file is there and formatted properly so I am unsure why it is not starting right.

EDIT: Fixed by updated the BIND libraries via YUM.
 
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gara

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I have the same problem

Aug 28 11:10:01 xxxxx named[27334]: starting BIND 9.2.4 -u named -t /var/named/chroot
Aug 28 11:10:01 xxxxx named[27334]: using 2 CPUs
Aug 28 11:10:01 xxxxx named[27336]: loading configuration: failure
Aug 28 11:10:01 xxxxx named[27336]: exiting (due to fatal error)
Aug 28 11:10:01 xxxxx named: named startup failed


but this is a VPS.

What is wrong?
 

jayh38

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Could you give us more information about what you were doing at the time it failed? Perhaps you modified named.conf a while back and did not restart until recently?

Anyway, did you try the file rollback in the BACKUP area
 

websupport

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The solution :-

Backup /etc/resolv.conf Very Happy

Add to the top of resolv.conf the ip of a working nameserver, you used :-

Code:
nameserver <IP address?\>

Save resolv.conf file.

Then run command:
up2date -u bind-libs

If completes the update successfully run command as :
service named restart

With above my problem was fixed.
Use at your own risk! :)
 

gara

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websupport said:
Backup /etc/resolv.conf Very Happy

Add to the top of resolv.conf the ip of a working nameserver, you used :-

Code:
nameserver <IP address?\>

Save resolv.conf file.

Then run command:
up2date -u bind-libs

If completes the update successfully run command as :
service named restart

With above my problem was fixed.
Use at your own risk! :)
Thank you.