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Old 10-17-2003, 03:47 PM   #1
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Weird BIND + Webmin Problem (named.conf)

Hi folks

I have a weird problem with Webmin and BIND.
When adding conf changes it looks perfect, until I manually restart the BIND service. All the conf changes disppears (including zones) from the BIND frontpage. The Zones I have created exists where they should in the filesystem (Zonefiles), but the BIND Configuration (named.conf) is lost.
For some strange reason, the changes I have made is not comitted to the /etc/named.conf file.
I have found another named.conf file under /var/lib/named/etc which supposedly is the file Webmin writes configuration changes to.
I thought that Webmin would shut down the BIND Service, overwrite /etc/named.conf with /var/lib/named/etc/named.conf, and restart the BIND Service when clicking "Apply Changes" - however this doesn't happen...
The Service doesn't even restart, nor is the /etc/named.conf file overwritten...

I have checked the Webmin BIND Module Configuration, and everything seems to be correct. (Paths, Service restart parameters and so forth).

Can anyone give me a little help here?? I'm kinda loosing my mind on this one!

I'm running SUSE Linux 8.2 with BIND 9.2.2 and Webmin 1.110.
When connecting to Webmin I login as root.

Regards . . . . With hope for help (PLZ!)
Old 01-12-2006, 04:33 PM   #2
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A couple of things.. upgrade to Webmin 1.250.
It has some important security updates.. Do this from the Webmin tab, Webmin Configuration, Upgrade.. latest from

Check the module config for the bind page, top left hand corner..
Make sure it's working on the right files..
Also the default restart options for bind use rndc which requires a key. If it's not entered correctly, it won't work. You can change to using /etc/init.d/ instead until it's working..


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