Upgrade from 9.2.1
stefanpuiu at itcnetworks.ro
Tue Jan 18 17:46:07 UTC 2005
The rndc problem might be explained by the lack of a rndc.conf file in
/use/etc/ (not /etc). Also, the key there must match the one in
named.conf. The logs are your friend, too - check /var/log/messages for
error messages. That should give you a clue on what's wrong.
Note the behaviour you describe for named is the expected one - it's
supposed to become a daemon, thus the return to the command prompt. Try
running it with the -g option to make it run in the foreground (and see
its output also).
Carl O wrote:
>I am trying to install bind from source on my debian linux pentium pro. The
>old version that debian provides, seems to have several security holes in it
>so I thought I would try building it from the source. Everything seems to
>.configure and make fine but when i actually try and run named it just goes
>right back to the command line without any sort of error at all. Needless to
>say name lookups dont work and the service isnt running. Also whenever I try
>and run rndc it gives me a " rndc: connect failed: connection refused "
>message. I never used that program to start named before but i also tried
>starting it from
>' /usr/sbin/named -c /etc/bind/named.conf '
>which just goes rigth back to the command prompt, not doing anything.
>Named -v reports the version as 9.3.0 so i think i installed it correctly.
>the configure line i used was
>' ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc/bind --enable-threads ' (i
>have 2 cpus)
>any help apreciated in getting this working. I am using my old named.conf
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