Old Today, 09:16 AM #1
packets
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Registered: Oct 2005
Posts: 95

root hints not found in dns
I'm installing a backup dns server just incase a hardware failure occurs in my primary dns. I decided to install via rpm. Now. the problem is there an error when I'm trying to start the named. The error is:

Feb 11 17:30:51 rbl named: named startup succeeded
Feb 11 09:32:02 rbl named[19098]: starting BIND 9.2.3 -u named -t /var/named/chroot
Feb 11 09:32:02 rbl named[19098]: using 1 CPU
Feb 11 09:32:02 rbl named[19100]: loading configuration from '/etc/named.conf'
Feb 11 09:32:02 rbl named[19100]: listening on IPv4 interface lo, 127.0.0.1#53
Feb 11 09:32:02 rbl named[19100]: listening on IPv4 interface eth1, 202.84.20.56#53
Feb 11 09:32:02 rbl named[19100]: could not configure root hints from 'named.ca': file not found
Feb 11 09:32:02 rbl named[19100]: loading configuration: file not found
Feb 11 09:32:02 rbl named[19100]: exiting (due to fatal error)

I have named.ca to /var/named/chroot/etc. I did this by running:

dig @a.root-servers.net . ns >named.cache

I'm wondering why I still got this error and bind won't start.

Here is the entry in my named.conf:

zone "." IN {
type hint;
file "named.ca";
};

Any ideas?