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Old 05-14-2010, 01:28 AM   #1
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FAILED!!! /etc/init.d/named reload


hello linux gurus!

I've installed a redhat 9 and the first thing I've tried to condigure is the DNS/BIND I've never assign IP address yet on the Network card.

My reference is from: http://www.xenocafe.com/tutorials/dn...dhat-part2.php

Please check on my steps if there are something missing.

First
I've check on the bind services using the command:
rpm -qa | grep -i bind
and the Bind version appears which means its already installed

Second
I've edited the /etc/named.conf and changed the specific zones according to my reference]

Lastly
I've tried the to check if the named (BIND is loaded in the zone using
/etc/init.d/named reload

the reply is
reloading named: usage: killall


[FAILED]

please help me
 
Old 05-14-2010, 01:45 AM   #2
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Are you sure named is running?
If it's not, you cannot reload the config.
Check with: /etc/init.d/named status
If not running, start with: /etc/init.d/named start
 
Old 05-14-2010, 01:52 AM   #3
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Hi

Quote:
/etc/init.d/named reload

the reply is
reloading named: usage: killall


[FAILED]
Did you ever start the named application before? If not, it should fail since you're trying to stop something that was never started in the first place.

Can you also please post the output of:

Code:
#more /etc/init.d/named
Lastly, is there any particular reason you're using such an old version of Red Hat (now Fedora)?

Cheers
Yas
 
Old 05-14-2010, 02:01 AM   #4
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thanks it works on /etc/init.d/named start
but may I know why there is still errors when I try the command : nslookup
it specifies SERVFAIL
 
Old 05-14-2010, 02:12 AM   #5
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alli_yas

thanks also, I guess it does not really work if I dont have a purchased domain name, am I right?
 
Old 05-14-2010, 02:28 AM   #6
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This shows there is a problem in the script or a with the data the script is using
Code:
/etc/init.d/named reload

the reply is
reloading named: usage: killall
Can you post /etc/init.d/named?
 
Old 05-14-2010, 05:10 AM   #7
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but may I know why there is still errors when I try the command : nslookup
it specifies SERVFAIL
Please post the exact output you're getting when you're trying to do an nslookup.

Generally, nslookup will fail to resolve a hostname when either:

1. The hostname is not in your /etc/hosts/ file nor is there any entry in any of your defined DNS nameservers (/etc/resolv.conf)
2. The DNS servers you have specified in your /etc/resolv.conf are either unavailable or don't exist.

Cheers
Yas
 
Old 05-14-2010, 07:09 PM   #8
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dns nslookup gives a server fail when it tries to query to a server that doesn't respond or it cannot find a dns server to query.
So either add a nameserver a.b.c.d line to resolve.conf or specify the dns server to query on the command line (man nslookup)
BTW nslookup is old stuff, use the new dig instead!
 
Old 05-14-2010, 11:45 PM   #9
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red hat 9 ????
You do know that that version is SO old that it will not work with new hardware
nor will it work with any software that has been updated in the last 6 years

please install and use a currently supported version
RHEL 5.5 is the current
 
  


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