Regarding compiling BIND 9.10.3-p4 on a SystemD Distro

Tony Finch dot at
Wed Mar 23 13:32:58 UTC 2016

Reindl Harald <h.reindl at> wrote:
> Am 23.03.2016 um 13:36 schrieb Tony Finch:
> >
> > BIND does not do that - it forks too early. It's a bit tiresome
> than this is a bug in BIND which should be fixed instead worked around -


> the whol epurpose of double-forking is to signal to the caller that
> initialization has finished and the process is fully read to operate

No, the original purpose of double forking was to detach the process from
its parent. Using daemonizing as a signal that the server is ready is a
much newer idea. It is a very good idea, but not the whole idea.

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