System uses BIND, but attempts to run PowerDNS anyway

jagonoja

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Hi,

I noticed this error in my logs:

Failed to start PowerDNS Authoritative Server
pdns.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=218/CAPABILITIES


It says here I should update the kernel, which I cannot do on my VPS. Or, as an alternative, I should use BIND instead.

The thing is, BIND is already selected for my nameservers!
Why is the system attempting to run PowerDNS then?

Can I stop this from happening?

Thanks
 

Spirogg

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Hi,

I noticed this error in my logs:

Failed to start PowerDNS Authoritative Server
pdns.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=218/CAPABILITIES


It says here I should update the kernel, which I cannot do on my VPS. Or, as an alternative, I should use BIND instead.

The thing is, BIND is already selected for my nameservers!
Why is the system attempting to run PowerDNS then?

Can I stop this from happening?

Thanks
Please read this here
seems it pertains to your issue

 

jagonoja

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@Spirogg - he linked that article in his original post.

@jagonoja - could you let us know what kernel you're running? If it's very out of date, it's possible there may not be a good fix for this issue.
Thank you for your reply.

My kernel is: 2.6.32-042stab138.1
VPS running CentOS 7.9

Just to make myself more clear: I don't necessarily want to run PowerDNS. I can do with BIND.

But I certainly would like for the system not to attempt to run PowerDNS every few minutes, when it's using BIND perfectly well.
 

jagonoja

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Can you let me know the output of this command?

Code:
/scripts/setupnameserver --current
Thank you for trying to help!

Current nameserver type: bind

the cPanel interface also confirms BIND is active.

Anyway, I looked at /var/log/messages again and the PowerDNS message is not coming up anymore.
So maybe it's not really an issue after all.