On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 11:45:17PM -0500, Jamie wrote: > It required OpenSSL 0.9e or higher which I was able to get to install > with "make; make install". Then I continued with another attempt at > BIND. I finally finished with the installation but now I can't seem to > find a way to confirm that BIND is properly installed and running. When > I start it, it does not report the version as the docs seem to indicate > it should. Also, running Top doesn't show anything like BIND or named or > anything else that reasonably indicates that I've succeeded in starting > it. Maybe I'm not starting it correctly. Can someone please provide me > with the official syntax?
The process you want to see is 'named'. It won't start up automatically when you install the Bind 9 port -- you'll have to start it yourself from the command line, and arrange for it to be restarted automatically on reboot. To start bind by hand (as root): # /usr/local/sbin/named -c /etc/named/named.conf -u bind To see if it's running, as well as checking in the process table: % ps -axwww | grep named 100 ?? Is 0:40.24 /usr/local/sbin/named -c /etc/namedb/named.conf -u bind you can check for processes listening on port 53: % sockstat | grep :53 bind named 100 4 udp4 22.214.171.124:53 *:* bind named 100 5 tcp4 126.96.36.199:53 *:* bind named 100 6 udp4 127.0.0.1:53 *:* bind named 100 7 tcp4 127.0.0.1:53 *:* or % netstat -an | grep '\.53' tcp4 0 0 127.0.0.1.53 *.* LISTEN tcp4 0 0 188.8.131.52.53 *.* LISTEN udp4 0 0 127.0.0.1.53 *.* udp4 0 0 184.108.40.206.53 *.* Bind 9 is fairly picky about the syntax of it's configuration and zone files. If it finds a problem it will generally log an explanation to /var/log/messages and then silently quit. You'll need to make sure that you have corrected any errors before it will start properly. A particularly problematic thing is the $TTL record that seems to be required in all zone files nowadays. Another gotcha that may catch you on FreeBSD is that Bind 9 doesn't understand the '-g' flag as used by default with the system supplied Bind 8. You'll need something like this in /etc/rc.conf in order to startup Bind 9 automatically on boot up: named_enable="YES" named_flags="-c /etc/namedb/named.conf -u bind" named_program="/usr/local/sbin/named" Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message