Not sure if this is the right area to post this. We have a webserver sitting behind a firewall/DNS machine running FreeBSD named service.
For some reason, every now and then the service seems to fail working properly and a restart is required (./named restart) This usually fixes the problem.
However, lately it seems the service has been failing more frequently and a restart does not even work. Performing a restart results in the stop command showing a "Waiting for PID......" this seems to hang and the restart does not work.
I am not familiar with the FreeBSD OS and not sure if I need to clear or fix a log or config file. Or maybe the machine is just slowly dying. We do plan to upgrade, but I would like a fix in the meantime.
Any suggestions as to where I can start???