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I have webmin CP and have installed BIND DNS server. When I click Start BIND link on upper right corner of the page nothing happens, just my page got refreshed? Is this normal or should I see STOP link rather than Start link?


I typed service named status in terminal and got something as below:

rndc:neither etc/endc.conf nor etc/rndc.key was found  
named dead but subsys locked

And now I have the following:

rndc: connect failed: connection refused
named dead but subsys locked

New things happened after clicking setup rndc (service named status):

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Update:I think you can configure the missing rndc stuff from the webmin BIND DNS server module page like so;

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configuring webmin BIND chroot options;

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That should setup the etc/rndc.conf file, and get you to the next step. – Tom H May 19 '12 at 10:59
Oh, if you have a chroot then you need to make sure that the webmin (and package installed) files are synchronised to your chroot. This is beyond my experience. I can see an chroot option in the webmin module configuration which might help webmin put the generated keys in the right place – Tom H May 19 '12 at 11:05
I would suggest getting it working without the chroot, and migrating the working configuration into a chroot afterwards. Its hard to tell which the issue is under the circumstances, because you would need to provide all your webmin/chroot/bind configurations. – Tom H May 19 '12 at 11:09
let us continue this discussion in chat – Alireza Hos May 19 '12 at 11:10

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