Having trouble setting up BIND 9.9.2-P2 on Win XP PRO SP3, won't start

Joanne Homier joanne.homier at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 01:37:08 UTC 2013

On 3/26/2013 9:40 PM, Novosielski, Ryan wrote:
> I have no idea how things work on Windows, but I doubt "directory" is optional.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Joanne Homier [mailto:joanne.homier at gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 11:30 PM
> To:bind-users at lists.isc.org  <bind-users at lists.isc.org>
> Subject: Having trouble setting up BIND 9.9.2-P2 on Win XP PRO SP3, won't start
> I installed bind using the default settings in the
> installer.  I successfully generated a rndc.key file.  I
> needed to populate the etc folder, so I downloaded the
> Ubuntu version of bind and extracted the contents of /etc
> and put them in Windows version of etc.  I went through
> the files one by one and replaced Linux paths with Windows
> paths.  So bind starts then immediately quits.  The error
> report is below.  I have included my config files.  I am
> using bind only as a recursive revolver as my ISP DNS
> servers are super slow and they do DNS hijacking.  I don't
> want to use any other DNS server other than the one
> running on my machine.  I want to run my own DNS server
> for fun.  So what could be wrong, what did I miss.
> named.conf:
> include "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns\etc\named.conf.options";
> include "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns\etc\named.conf.local";
> include
> "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns\etc\named.conf.default-zones";
My named.conf was just fine.  At least for the current 
version I didn't need to set the dir path, it appears to 
be auto set.  Bind was failing to start because of a 
permissions issue.  It couldn't open named.conf and after 
granting permissions it worked.  This Windows machine now 
has a working resolver and is much faster that other 
remote DNS servers.  Normally I only use Ubuntu and bind 
setup is much easier there.

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