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DNS Will not start


  • Anonymous


    I have installed OpenQRM 5.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64, all of the plugins seem to start except DNS, when I try to start DNS manually the init script simply returns a  message.  Looking at /var/log/syslog reveals it is a permissions problem,

        Aug 30 18:06:38 mcp named: starting BIND 9.8.1-P1 -u bind
        Aug 30 18:06:38 mcp named: built with '-prefix=/usr' '-mandir=/usr/share/man' '-infodir=/usr/share/info' '-sysconfdir=/etc/bind' '-localstatedir=/var' '-enable-threads' '-enable-largefile' '-with-libtool' '-enable-shared' '-enable-static' '-with-openssl=/usr' '-with-gssapi=/usr' '-with-gnu-ld' '-with-geoip=/usr' '-enable-ipv6' 'CFLAGS=-fno-strict-aliasing -DDIG_SIGCHASE -O2' 'LDFLAGS=-Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro' 'CPPFLAGS=-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2'
        Aug 30 18:06:38 mcp named: adjusted limit on open files from 4096 to 1048576
        Aug 30 18:06:38 mcp named: found 4 CPUs, using 4 worker threads
        Aug 30 18:06:38 mcp named: using up to 4096 sockets
        Aug 30 18:06:38 mcp apache2: openQRM resource-monitor.php: (plugin_monitor_hook) Found plugin local-storage handling monitor event.
        Aug 30 18:06:38 mcp named: loading configuration from '/etc/bind/named.conf'
        Aug 30 18:06:38 mcp named: /etc/bind/named.conf:10: open: /etc/bind/named.conf.local: permission denied
        Aug 30 18:06:38 mcp named: loading configuration: permission denied
        Aug 30 18:06:38 mcp named: exiting (due to fatal error)

    named.conf.local is a sym link to /usr/share/openqrm/plugins/dns/etc/bind/named.conf.local

    I attempted to:

        chown root.bind /usr/share/openqrm/plugins/dns/etc/bind/named.conf.local

    to no avail. 

    I could simply comment out the require line, but I have a feeling this would break the OpenQRM DNS functionality (does OpenQRM community even utilize DNS?  I'm confused because I was under the impression that I would have to manage DHCP and DNS manually, however, certain plugins require DNS and DHCP plugins, a bit off topic, but some clarification here would be greatly appreciated).

    Thanks for any input.

  • deuse

    enable DNS plugin -  but do not start the DNS plugin. that works for us.

    we think that the DNS plugin is not working correct.

  • Matt

    Hi deuse,

    still no idea about the problems you have with the DNS Plugin. Can it be you are running openQRM on Centos or RH ?
    -> for those distribution Bind is running in a Chroot, for now we do not support this.
    On Debian/Ubuntu (which are the recommended Distributions for the openQRM Server itself) it is working great and out-of-the-box.

    Any more infos about it ? e.g. logs etc ?

    many thanks, have a nice day and enjoy openQRM 5.0,

    Matt Rechenburg
    Project Manager openQRM

  • Grant

    Mr matt, I just have a question about recommended Distributions ubuntu, you should know that most physical server do not support ubuntu distribution for no RAID driver supporting, so we have to use it in Centos

  • Matt


    no problem. CentOS is fully supported too.

    many thanks and have a nice day,

    Matt Rechenburg
    Project Manager openQRM