Compiling BIND9 on CentOS 7

Sean Son linuxmailinglistsemail at
Mon Apr 25 17:23:13 UTC 2016

Thank you for your reply.

The issue is, I do not know what other services/targets will need to be
started prior to BIND starting. In other words, I have no idea how to set
up the unit file for BIND.


On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 12:09 PM, Anand Buddhdev <anandb at> wrote:

> On 25/04/16 17:59, Sean Son wrote:
> Hi Sean Son,
> > I know I emailed the list about compiling BIND on a SystemD distro
> earlier
> > last month. This time I have a different question. After I compile BIND9
> on
> > CentOS 7 , how do I get it to start up at boot time and how do I restart
> > it? I don't want to have to write a systemd unit configuration file for
> it.
> > I want it to run using a boot script or some other way that will allow
> > to start up at boot and also allow the system administrator to restart
> > if it ever stops running.
> A systemd unit file is the *easiest* and *simplest* way to get BIND to
> start at boot. Is there any reason you don't want to use systemd? It's
> not difficult at all. You just a few lines in a file to create a system
> unit.
> If you don't want systemd to restart BIND if it crashes, then you can
> just set:
> Restart=no
> Then, you can start BIND by hand with "systemctl start <unitname>".
> Regards,
> Anand
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