Beware of bind-9.2.4-8_FC3:20 (was BIND (Network Manager Strikes Again!!!!))

Paul Howarth paul at
Thu Jan 20 11:57:19 UTC 2005

jim lawrence wrote:
> i had everything back to the way it way before the update last night. 
> this morning i tried to connect and couldn't.   could ping my router
> with wireless and wired but not plugged in my wire and had
> to turn off named, and Viola connected.  So i'm totally confused as to
> wht only 6 hours ago, it works and now it doesn't.  so far  i tried to
> turn named back on and it says it is running  i try to turn it off
> says its off  weird

What error message do you get when you ping

If it's "host not found" then the DNS lookup has failed but pinging by 
IP address may still work (e.g. ping, in which case your 
underlying network is still working properly.

> &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
> [root at JimsNotebook ~]# ps -ef | grep named root      5264     1  0
> Jan19 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/named -f -c /tmp/Netwo
> rkManager-named.conf-gItjSL
> root     12770 12397  0 06:32 pts/1    00:00:00 grep named
> [root at JimsNotebook tmp]# gedit NetworkManager-named.conf-gItjSL
> // Named configuration, generated by NetworkManager
> options {
> 	directory "/"; 
> 	query-source address * port 53;
> 	forward only;
> 	forwarders {;;; };
> 	listen-on  {; };
> 	pid-file "/tmp/NetworkManager-named-pid-5dCMlh";
> };
> // Disable rndc
> controls { };
> &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

This is a very basic named.conf that just forwards queries directly to 
your regular nameservers, i.e.,, If 
named is actually running then it should work very similarly to having 
those IPs listed as nameserver records in your /etc/resolv.conf

Can you ping those IPs when NM is running?

Can you do lookups using those nameservers directly?

$ dig @

Can you do lookups using your own nameserver?

$ dig @

> With NM running  
>  /etc/resolv.conf
> ; generated by NetworkManager, do not edit!
> ; Use a local caching nameserver controlled by NetworkManager
> search
> nameserver

This makes DNS lookups use your local named.


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