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Nameserver Setup breaks server, help!

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by skoker, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. skoker

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    I ran the Nameserver setup to see what it did (oops) and if seems to have trashed my whole BIND setup, and named.conf seems to have been deleted. I tried updating cPanel via WHM and recompiling Apache, but it is still down.

    Is there any way I can reinstall BIND?

    My server is WHM 10.8.0 cPanel 10.8.2-S120
    Fedora i686 - WHM X v3.1.0


    Thank you!
     
  2. skoker

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    Now something is seriously screwed, when trying to log in via SSH, I get:

    ssh: ******.com: No address associated with nodename
     
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    If it helps, WHM now gives me this:

    Name Server Activated
    Ensuring caching-nameserver is installed
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    Setting up Install Process
    Setting up repositories
    Reading repository metadata in from local files
    Excluding Packages in global exclude list
    Finished
    Parsing package install arguments
    Nothing to do
    Activating name server monitoring (chkservd)
    Setting up rndc configuration
    !! fixrndc requires a syntactically correct /etc/named.conf.
    !! No changes were made to /etc/named.conf. Problem was:
    !! /etc/rndc.key:8: unknown option 'default-key'
    /etc/rndc.key:9: unknown option 'default-server'
    /etc/rndc.key:10: unknown option 'default-port'
    /etc/named.conf:222: '}' expected near end of file
    Restarting Nameserver
    Starting named:
    Error in named configuration:
    /etc/rndc.key:8: unknown option 'default-key'
    /etc/rndc.key:9: unknown option 'default-server'
    /etc/rndc.key:10: unknown option 'default-port'
    /etc/named.conf:222: '}' expected near end of file
    [FAILED]
    Restarting chkservd
    Stopping chkservd: [ OK ]
    Starting chkservd: [ OK ]
     
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    Can you provide us the result of the following command:

    /scripts/restartsrv named
     
  5. skoker

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    Sure:


    Waiting for named to restart..............finished.


    named has failed, please contact the sysadmin (result was "named is not running").
    Sep 16 08:27:54 ceratodus named: /etc/rndc.key:8: unknown option 'default-key'
    Sep 16 08:27:54 ceratodus named: /etc/rndc.key:9: unknown option 'default-server'
    Sep 16 08:27:54 ceratodus named: /etc/rndc.key:10: unknown option 'default-port'
    Sep 16 08:27:54 ceratodus named: /etc/named.conf:222: '}' expected near end of file
     
  6. CentaurAtlas

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    My server started the same thing this morning. :) The server has been running nicely for >18 months...

    named has failed, please contact the sysadmin (result was "named is not running").
    Sep 16 12:13:43 server1 named: failed
    Sep 16 12:13:43 server1 named[3544]: starting BIND 9.2.4 -u named
    Sep 16 12:13:43 server1 named[3544]: using 1 CPU
    Sep 16 12:13:43 server1 named[3544]: loading configuration: failure
    Sep 16 12:13:43 server1 named[3544]: exiting (due to fatal error)
    Sep 16 12:13:43 server1 named: named startup failed

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    WHM 10.8.0 cPanel 10.8.2-R119
    RedHat Enterprise 3 i686 - WHM X v3.1.0

    WHM says:
    named has failed, please contact the sysadmin (result was "named is not running"). Sep 16 12:00:19 server1 named: failed Sep 16 12:00:19 server1 named[3043]: starting BIND 9.2.4 -u named Sep 16 12:00:19 server1 named[3043]: using 1 CPU Sep 16 12:00:19 server1 named[3043]: loading configuration: failure Sep 16 12:00:19 server1 named[3043]: exiting (due to fatal error) Sep 16 12:00:19 server1 named: named startup failed

    Command line with /usr/sbin/named -g -c /etc/named.conf says:
    Sep 16 12:01:51.462 starting BIND 9.2.4 -g -c /etc/named.conf
    Sep 16 12:01:51.462 using 1 CPU
    Sep 16 12:01:51.466 loading configuration: failure
    Sep 16 12:01:51.466 exiting (due to fatal error)

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    When I try to do the up2date, I get the following (which I think is a resolving problem):
    up2date install bind-libs
    Error communicating with server. The message was:
    Name or service not known
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    My resolv.conf looks like:
    domain <mydomain>.com
    nameserver 66.139.72.14
    nameserver 66.139.72.20
    nameserver <my ip>

    -----------
    rpm -qa | grep bind shows:
    bind-utils-9.2.4-14_EL3
    bind-devel-9.2.4-14_EL3
    bind-libs-9.2.4-7_EL3
    ypbind-1.12-5.21.9
    bind-9.2.4-14_EL3

    so I am thinking the bind-libs version may be an issue, but up2date isn't resolving (I think) even though the two name servers in resolv.conf are working from what I can tell.

    Any ideas? ;-)


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    I'm going to try this:

    wget http://216.127.74.88/files/bind-libs-9.2.4-14_EL3.i386.rpm
    then
    rpm -i bind-libs-9.2.4-14_EL3.i386.rpm

    But am a bit nervous about messing it up more!
     
    #6 CentaurAtlas, Sep 16, 2006
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2006
  7. CentaurAtlas

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    I think I got it with the fix above. It just took a little while to propagate.
     
    #7 CentaurAtlas, Sep 16, 2006
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2006
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