Debian/Ubuntu: Why was the service renamed from bind9 to named?

Ondřej Surý ondrej at
Wed Apr 15 08:04:39 UTC 2020

> On 15 Apr 2020, at 09:05, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at> wrote:
> BTW in case Debian/Ubuntu when they do RTFM it wouldn't be an issue at all

Is this the case of you being rude instead of getting the facts?

bind9 (1:9.15.3-2) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Fix the section for bind9 alias in the systemd unit [GL #1193]

 -- Ondřej Surý <ondrej at>  Wed, 28 Aug 2019 21:35:44 +0200

$ cat named.service
Description=BIND Domain Name Server

ExecStart=/usr/sbin/named -f $OPTIONS
ExecReload=/usr/sbin/rndc reload
ExecStop=/usr/sbin/rndc stop


Ondřej Surý
ondrej at

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