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Unable to start BIND DNS server
« on: December 25, 2018, 06:08:39 PM »
I am new to CWP and moved my all sites over. SSL applied and everything was working. for one domain I need to set MX record to google and i went to user account and added the MX record, it gave me error and after that my BIND DNS is not starting. I am getting error

Job for named.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status named.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.


Here is the log

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systemctl status named.service
● named.service - Berkeley Internet Name Domain (DNS)
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/named.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2018-12-25 17:41:04 UTC; 16s ago
  Process: 18311 ExecStartPre=/bin/bash -c if [ ! "$DISABLE_ZONE_CHECKING" == "yes" ]; then /usr/sbin/named-checkconf -z "$NAMEDCONF"; else echo "Checking of zone files is disabled"; fi (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com bash[18311]: zone aalasolutions.com/IN: NS 'ns1.aalasolutions.com' has no address records (A or AAAA)
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com bash[18311]: zone aalasolutions.com/IN: NS 'ns2.aalasolutions.com' has no address records (A or AAAA)
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com bash[18311]: zone aalasolutions.com/IN: not loaded due to errors.
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com bash[18311]: _default/aalasolutions.com/IN: bad zone
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com bash[18311]: zone urdulook.info/IN: loaded serial 2018071600
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com bash[18311]: zone aala.pk/IN: loaded serial 2018071600
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com systemd[1]: named.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com systemd[1]: Failed to start Berkeley Internet Name Domain (DNS).
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com systemd[1]: Unit named.service entered failed state.
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com systemd[1]: named.service failed.

I tried to rebuild the DNS zone files from DNS section in Admin panel, no luck so far

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Re: Unable to start BIND DNS server
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2018, 07:41:12 PM »
Solved by going to Edit Nameservers IPs in DNS section and hit save button with both options selected.

After that edited the zone file for my domain and manually added

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@ IN MX 1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
@ IN MX 5 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
@ IN MX 5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
@ IN MX 10 ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
@ IN MX 10 ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.

Looks everything is working now

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Re: Unable to start BIND DNS server
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2018, 07:48:08 PM »
hi,

Can you share the modified zone file to review?

Rodrigo.


I am new to CWP and moved my all sites over. SSL applied and everything was working. for one domain I need to set MX record to google and i went to user account and added the MX record, it gave me error and after that my BIND DNS is not starting. I am getting error

Job for named.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status named.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.


Here is the log

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systemctl status named.service
● named.service - Berkeley Internet Name Domain (DNS)
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/named.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2018-12-25 17:41:04 UTC; 16s ago
  Process: 18311 ExecStartPre=/bin/bash -c if [ ! "$DISABLE_ZONE_CHECKING" == "yes" ]; then /usr/sbin/named-checkconf -z "$NAMEDCONF"; else echo "Checking of zone files is disabled"; fi (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com bash[18311]: zone aalasolutions.com/IN: NS 'ns1.aalasolutions.com' has no address records (A or AAAA)
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com bash[18311]: zone aalasolutions.com/IN: NS 'ns2.aalasolutions.com' has no address records (A or AAAA)
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com bash[18311]: zone aalasolutions.com/IN: not loaded due to errors.
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com bash[18311]: _default/aalasolutions.com/IN: bad zone
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com bash[18311]: zone urdulook.info/IN: loaded serial 2018071600
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com bash[18311]: zone aala.pk/IN: loaded serial 2018071600
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com systemd[1]: named.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com systemd[1]: Failed to start Berkeley Internet Name Domain (DNS).
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com systemd[1]: Unit named.service entered failed state.
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com systemd[1]: named.service failed.

I tried to rebuild the DNS zone files from DNS section in Admin panel, no luck so far

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Re: Unable to start BIND DNS server
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2018, 12:01:32 PM »
I am not sure which file to provide now, as bind dns is working at the moment. on the other hand I dont want to mess things up again :D

one thing I remember that when I provided MX record I provided TTL for that as well I think in Cache field. cant remember exactly, but when I added it manually, it didnt have TTL value. Shown above

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Re: Unable to start BIND DNS server
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2018, 03:28:39 PM »
I had exactly the same problem.

It looks as though the problem originates with:

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Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com bash[18311]: zone aalasolutions.com/IN: NS 'ns1.aalasolutions.com' has no address records (A or AAAA)
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com bash[18311]: zone aalasolutions.com/IN: NS 'ns2.aalasolutions.com' has no address records (A or AAAA)
Dec 25 17:41:04 server.aalasolutions.com bash[18311]: zone aalasolutions.com/IN: not loaded due to errors.

Although I had got separate ns1 and ns2 zone files for my name servers, it was only when I added the following lines to the main domain zone file (aalasolutions.com.db in this example) that BIND would restart (make sure that there is a blank line at the end of the file as well or it won't load):

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ns1 14400 IN A xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
ns2 14400 IN A xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the ip address of the respective nameserver. I couldn't add those lines using the 'Edit Records' button, I had to use 'Edit File' option.

I suspect that the problem may be because the main domain zone file (aalasolutions.com.db) is processed before the nameserver files (ns1.aalasolutions.com.db, ns2.aasolutions.com.db).

Hope this helps someone