BIND

I have Bind  9.2.1-16 on Red Hat 9 SO and Bind does not work any longer, if I try to stop it says Bind has stopped, but if I try to start it again ti sayd already running, but it does note resolve the domain names what could be the cause?

thaks
rcinformaticaAsked:
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lynxlupodianCommented:
Well, stop it the terminal way then.

ps aux | grep -i bind #to get the PID (Process ID)
kill InsertBindsPIDhere # to kill bind

When it's dead, you should be able to restart it normally.
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rcinformaticaAuthor Commented:
hi thanks for the answer, I was able to stop and start bind again, the log file says

Nov 17 21:24:44 mirachaweb named[3814]: app.c:561: unexpected error:
Nov 17 21:24:44 mirachaweb named[3814]: isc_app_shutdown() pthread_kill: No such process


and bind not working

thanks
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de2ZotjesCommented:
The actual binary from the bind suite is called named, so the command you are looking for to definitely kill the nameservers is:

killall -9 named
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jlevieCommented:
Are those the only errors reported during the startup of named? If they are it may indicate that something about your system is damaged, This could be as a result of some file system error, an ill advised upgrade of some system library, or a hardware problem. Has anything recently happened or been changed?
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rcinformaticaAuthor Commented:
the only thing that changed today is the sendmail not working saying name server timeout, so I tried to reinstall sendmail and bind with no luck,
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rcinformaticaAuthor Commented:
after installing a kernel upgrade ftp://updates.redhat.com/9/en/os/i386/kernel-2.4.20-31.9.i386.rpm it started to work normally thanks again for your time
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jlevieCommented:
Have there been any other changes recently, like upgrade of some system library? Has the server experienced a powerfail or crash recently?

You might try an 'rpm -q --verify --all' and check for system components that show MD5 sum errors.
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rcinformaticaAuthor Commented:
This is what I get with that command:

> rpm -q --verify --all
S.5....T c /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia
.......T c /etc/libuser.conf
.......T c /etc/rc.d/init.d/sshd
S.5....T c /etc/ssh/sshd_config
missing    /usr/lib/libpq.so.2.0
S.5....T c /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf
S.5....T c /etc/php.ini
S.5....T c /etc/mail/spamassassin/local.cf
.M......   /dev/shm
......G.   /home
.M......   /var/spool/mail
.......T c /etc/skel/.bash_logout
S.5....T c /etc/skel/.bash_profile
.......T c /etc/skel/.bashrc
.......T c /etc/krb5.conf
.M......   /dev/shm
.M....G.   /dev/tty1
.M....G.   /dev/tty2
.M....G.   /dev/tty3
.M....G.   /dev/tty4
.M....G.   /dev/tty5
.M....G.   /dev/tty6
S.5....T c /etc/syslog.conf
S.5....T c /etc/openldap/ldap.conf
S.5....T c /etc/krb.conf
.......T c /etc/pam_smb.conf
S.5....T c /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
.......T c /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd
S.5....T c /etc/webalizer.conf
.M......   /var/lib/webalizer
.....U..   /var/www/html/usage/msfree.png
.....U..   /var/www/html/usage/webalizer.png
S.5....T c /etc/xinetd.d/ipop3
.......T   /etc/rc.d/init.d/mysqld
......G.   /var/run/mysqld
S.5....T c /etc/ftpaccess
.M....G.   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/config
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/config-freebsd
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/config.info
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/defaultuconfig
......GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/detach.cgi
.M5...GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/edit_header.cgi
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/edit_report.cgi
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/edit_score.cgi
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/edit_setup.cgi
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/edit_user.cgi
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/edit_white.cgi
.M....G.   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/images
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/images/header.gif
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/images/icon.gif
......GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/images/mail.gif
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/images/priv.gif
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/images/report.gif
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/images/score.gif
......GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/images/settings.gif
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/images/setup.gif
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/images/smallicon.gif
......GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/images/spam.gif
......GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/images/user.gif
......GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/images/white.gif
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/import.cgi
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/index.cgi
.M....G.   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/lang
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/lang/en
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/langs
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/locales
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/mail.cgi
SM5...GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/module.info
......GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/process.cgi
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/save_header.cgi
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/save_report.cgi
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/save_score.cgi
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/save_user.cgi
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/save_white.cgi
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/setup.cgi
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/spam-lib.pl
.M....GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/uconfig.info
......GT   /usr/libexec/usermin/spam/view_mail.cgi
S.5....T c /etc/netsaint/hosts.cfg
S.5....T c /etc/netsaint/netsaint.cfg
S.5....T c /etc/mail/local-host-names
S.5....T c /etc/mail/sendmail.cf
.......T c /etc/mail/sendmail.mc
S.5....T c /etc/mail/statistics
SM5....T c /etc/mail/submit.cf
S.5....T c /etc/mail/virtusertable
.......T c /etc/rc.d/init.d/named
S.5..... c /etc/rndc.key
.....UG.   /var/named
S.5....T c /etc/pam.d/system-auth
S.5....T c /etc/ldap.conf
S.5....T c /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date-uuid
SM5....T   /usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateUtils.pyc
.......T c /etc/yp.conf
S.5....T c /etc/named.conf
.M...UGT c /var/named/localhost.zone
SM5..UGT c /var/named/named.ca
.M...UGT c /var/named/named.local
S.5....T c /etc/portsentry/portsentry.conf
S.5....T c /etc/portsentry/portsentry.ignore

could you tell me what does it mean?? thakns
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