svc to start/stop/restart BIND

Brad Knowles brad at
Thu Nov 3 03:12:34 UTC 2005

At 2:30 PM +1100 2005-11-03, Raj wrote:

>  Yes we can use rndc to reload the configuration files and restart
>  BIND. But I would like to implement svc on BIND if there is a way.

	The problem is that svc is a program that is intended to take 
other programs and give them a way to be daemonized, i.e. to run 
continuosly in the background and be monitored, etc....  It's a djb 
implementation of inetd.  But BIND already runs daemonized -- you 
don't run it under inetd, and you don't run it under svc.

	Sorry, guy.  Don't make the mistake of trying to take djb 
software and use it with anything else that is not djb software.

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