named won't restart

Nate Itkin bind-users at
Mon Nov 22 01:08:20 UTC 2010

On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 01:49:35PM -0800, Doug Barton wrote:
> 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  ]

I've seen it on Fedora Laughlin and bind-9.7.2-3.P2

See if this command works:
# rndc status 

If not, that may be part of the problem. Next would be to verify that 
/etc/rndc.key is consistent with /etc/named.conf. 

- Nate Itkin

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