Version statement...

Jeff Justice listaccount at
Sat Aug 18 01:10:08 UTC 2012

Okay, here's what I know:

named-checkconf says there are no errors.
There is only one named process running.
When I apply my edited named.conf, the log shows named stopping and restarting with no errors.

How can I check to see the path where my named process thinks named.conf is located?


On Aug 17, 2012, at 6:38 AM, Carsten Strotmann <cas at> wrote:

> Jeff Justice <listaccount at> writes:
> Hi Jeff,
>> I am trying to mask our DNS servers version output to a custom string,
>> but it doesn't seem to be working for me.  In a nutshell, I have added
>> this to my options block of my named.conf:
>>   version "[DNS Server]";
>> But when I do a query, it still shows the actual version number
>> i.e. BIND 9.9.1-P2, both from the command line and from an outside
>> query tool.
>> What am I missing?
> make sure BIND can load the changed configuration file "named.conf",
> test with "named-checkconf" and check the BIND nameserver logfiles for
> errors. The issue here is probably that the running nameserver does not
> read the configuration file. Also check if there is more than one
> "named" process running (should be only one in most installations).
> -- Carsten
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