DNS server, BIND94 installation

1. cd /usr/ports/dns/bind94

2. make install clean

3. cp /etc/namedb/named.conf  /etc/namedb/named.conf.old

4. cd /etc/namedb


cucukcau# rndc-confgen
# Start of rndc.conf
key “rndc-key” {
algorithm hmac-md5;
secret “w/QRRYAZcz4tEMAkjdn7xw==”;

options {
default-key “rndc-key”;
default-port 953;
# End of rndc.conf

# Use with the following in named.conf, adjusting the allow list as needed:
# key “rndc-key” {
#       algorithm hmac-md5;
#       secret “w/QRRYAKcz4tEMAkjdn7xw==”;
# };
# controls {
#       inet port 953
#               allow {; } keys { “rndc-key”; };
# };
# End of named.conf

6. ee rndc.conf

7. copy from “# Start of rndc.conf…” till “# End of rndc.conf” here

8. quit and save

9. ee named.conf

10. copy from “# Use with the following..” till “# …End of named.conf” here, uncomment the line from the first second line till the part before the last line

11.  quit and save


cucukcau# /etc/rc.d/named onestart
named already running? (pid=681).
cucukcau# /etc/rc.d/named restart
Stopping named.
rndc failed, trying kill: Waiting for PIDS: 681.
Starting named.
cucukcau# rndc status
number of zones: 95
debug level: 0
xfers running: 0
xfers deferred: 0
soa queries in progress: 0
query logging is OFF
recursive clients: 0/0/1000
tcp clients: 0/100
server is up and running


1 thought on “DNS server, BIND94 installation

  1. when i try to restarty my named, it gives the following error:
    stoppping named.
    rndc failed, trying kill:waiting for PIDS:3464.
    starting named.

    How can i solve this problem?


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