Unexpected error question

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Thu Feb 5 06:09:46 UTC 2009

In message <F021020DA23B6641A05E616D5EAD1463045973CF at de01exm60.ds.mot.com>, "Ch
erney John-CJC030" writes:
> I'm seeing the following lines in syslog, which occur when I shut down
> named:
> =20
> general: error: ./main.c:858: unexpected error:
> general: error: smf_disable_instance() failed for
> svc:/network/dns/server:default : insufficient privileges for action
> =20
> I'm running 9.3.5-P1 on Solaris 10 x86
> =20
> I took a quick look at the source code and it looks like there should be
> a file and/or filenumber as part of the unexpected error line. I've
> noticed the same two lines when I issue an rndc stop. The named process
> does stop, but I'm worried that there may be data in the cache that
> isn't getting written to the db files. Nothing jumped out at me from my
> google search. It seems like I have a file permissions issue, but I
> haven't recently changed any file permissions. I don't see any unusual
> messages on startup.=20
> =20
> Can someone point me the right direction for this? Is there any other
> information I should/could provide?
> =20
> Thanks!
> jwc

	SMF is Sun's management facility.  The code in question was
	submitted by Sun.  I would be looking at how you have SMF set
	up in particular how to give the user named is running under
	permission to disable itself.

Mark Andrews, ISC
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