Error when start named

Zenon Panoussis oracle at
Sun Jun 26 14:42:51 UTC 2011

On 06/26/2011 03:16 PM, Rodrigo Faria Tavares wrote:

> When I tryed to run named, come many messages about bind files not
> exist. Then i put the path each file in /var/named, in
> the /etc/named.rfc1912.zones file. After the changes come this message:
> zone localhost/IN: loading from master file /var/named/
> failed: invalid file

This and the other files that you mention should exist and be valid
zone files for the zones they are supposed to serve. Sample

@	IN SOA	@ rname.invalid. (
					0	; serial
					1D	; refresh
					1H	; retry
					1W	; expire
					3H )	; minimum
	NS	@
	AAAA	::1

> Then I created links for chroot.

Make a copy of the zone files inside the chroot, rather than just linking.
Also, pay attention to selinux. If it its not properly configured for your
chroot it will make your life sour and miserable until you just disable it
and be done with it.

> For each file in /var/named come these logs:

> Error in named configuration:
> zone localdomain/IN: loading from master
> file /var/named/ failed: invalid file

To me it looks as if the file is there and bind can read it, but the contents
of the file are incorrect.

Then again, that's not fatal:

> zone localdomain/IN: not loaded due to errors.

"Zone not loaded" means that your server won't answer queries for this zone,
but it will still answer queries for any other zones that were correctly
configured and loaded.

Depending on your distribution, this might be helpful:


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