named won't restart

Doug Barton dougb at
Sun Nov 21 21:49:35 UTC 2010

On Thu, 11 Nov 2010, Carlos Vicente wrote:

> Has anybody had this problem?
> # /etc/init.d/named restart
> Stopping named: .............                              [FAILED]
> Starting named: named: already running                     [  OK  ]

Not sure what mechanism your linux distro is using, but on FreeBSD I've 
seen a non-trivial number of situations where trying to "gently" kill 
named with rndc doesn't work so I've modified our script to try rndc 
first, then go after it with a hammer. :)




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