barmar at alum.mit.edu
Mon Oct 11 23:58:33 UTC 2004
In article <ckf3oa$2gti$1 at sf1.isc.org>, "Billy K" <private at hotmail.com>
> I have been given documentation that states bind is running on a server. As
> far as I can tell I cannot see it as a running process while running
> ps -aux, unless its currently stopped.
Were you looking for "bind"? The name of the process is "named".
> How do I tell if this is infact install and operational. Can anyone suggest
> anything. I'll be doing this for a range of other software just to attempt
> to document what is running and where all the configuration files are. For
> example apache, samaba, squid, mysql, and other apps.
dig version.bind txt chaos @<server-addr>
> Is there an easy way of knowing what is running on each server and where all
> configuration and source installation files are.
The main configuration file is normally /etc/named.conf, and it may (and
often does) contain a "directory" option that specifies where the rest
of the config files are. An alternate configuration file can be
specified using a command-line option when starting the daemon, so you
need to check the command line shown by "ps" to be sure.
There's no standard place for the source files -- they don't even need
to be on the system at all (they could have deleted them after
installing, or downloaded the binaries from somewhere).
Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
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