FreeBSD DNS named service

Posted on 2006-04-20
Last Modified: 2008-03-03

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???

Question by:xtreme416
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    by:NetoMeter Screencasts
    Start with checking the version of the BIND server.
    Type from your desktop's command prompt:

    nslookup -q=txt -class=CHAOS version.bind dnsserveripaddressorname


    Author Comment

    looks like it's "8.3.4-REL"

    Author Comment

    no one knows?

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    You have to upgrade the named service.
    The easiest way to upgrade it is to install and run YUM (yellow dog updater).


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