On Fri, Jul 08, 2011 at 10:01:45AM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote: > Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2011 10:01:45 +0100 > From: Matthew Seaman <m.sea...@infracaninophile.co.uk> > Subject: Re: DNS and file system messed up... > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > On 08/07/2011 08:25, Doug Hardie wrote: > > On 7 July 2011, at 22:58, Gary Kline wrote: > > > >>> >> Jul 7 10:16:33 ethic named: none:0: open: /etc/named.conf: > >>> >> file not found > >>> >> Jul 7 10:17:56 ethic named: starting BIND 9.3.6-P1 -c > >>> >> /var/named/etc/namedb/named.conf > > > The first one that fails is looking for /etc/named.conf. The second > > one shows its in /var/named/etc/named/named.conf > > > Those are different locations. I suspect you have named_flags setup > > in rc.conf pointing to /etc/namedb/named.conf rather than the right > > location. Its also possible that its not set in rc.conf but defaults > > in either the rc script or /etc/rc.d/named. On my system it appears > > to default in /etc/rc.d/named. > > FreeBSD defaults to running named chrooted. /etc/namedb is actually a > symbolic link:
hi matthew, i found an in-depth post you wrote re mtree yesterday ( 07july ), but i figured it was over my head in resetting anything i might need to reset. i was going to write you offlist. decided to ask the entire list. > > % ls -la /etc/namedb > lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 21 Jul 6 06:24 /etc/namedb@ -> > /var/named/etc/namedb > > so the files referenced are in fact exactly the same file. However, the > flags from the log extract don't look like the defaults to me. (I'm > running the dns/bind98 port, and the equivalent info from the log line > is '-t /var/named -u bind') i was using bind98 rather than the earlier bind9 which is out of date. but bind98 gave me troubles with the rndc.key and other, so i chose to go back with what worked. --first thing is to get this working with the older bind9. FWIW, both bind9's given me the same error and failure. i have walked thru the named script to the point where it creates the symlink. regardless, i cannot understand the error and failure messages. i only know that my kill -9 and my initialization "by hand" work. > > Gary, what named related settings do you have in /etc/rc.conf? You > almost certainly don't need anything more than: > > named_enable="YES" > > and perhaps > > syslogd_flags="-ss -l /var/named/var/run/log" > > so named can log to the system syslog. Hmmm [&c]. as you may have seen in my post to Doug H. i only have -- named_enable="YES" named_program="/usr/local/sbin/named" named_pidfile="/var/run/named/pid" > > Cheers, > > Matthew > > -- > Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard > Flat 3 > PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate > JID: matt...@infracaninophile.co.uk Kent, CT11 9PW > -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix Journey Toward the Dawn, E-Book: http://www.thought.org The 8.51a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"