• Ubuntu 11.10
  • Bind9 (not working, won't accept connections) (named-checkconf and named-checkzone both work)
  • OpenVPN (community edition) (working correctly) (bridged mode)
  • PHP5 & PHP5-gd
  • Mysql5
  • Standard setup ubuntu server
  • Bash shell


Any command that monitors or reports on running processes causes the shell to repairably freeze. This includes top and ps.

I don't really know where to start on this issue. Any clues would be helpful. Issue started after install bind9 apt-get install bind9 dnsutils


process monitoring tools will still query nss (name resolution layer) to map user ids to names... so problem is likely in the resolver layer...

  • yeah, turns out once I got bind working, everything was good – wmarbut May 11 '12 at 23:02
  • fix your nsswitch.conf and nscd configs... – rackandboneman May 11 '12 at 23:40

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