DNS service restart error: Service named failed to start

Created:

2016-11-16 13:08:51 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-16 17:24:15 UTC

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DNS service restart error: Service named failed to start

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 11.x for Linux
  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux
  • Plesk 10.x for Linux

Symptoms

When trying to restart DNS service, the following error appears:

    Error: Unable to make action: Unable to manage service by dnsmng: dnsmng: Service named failed to start
('--start', 'dns')

Cause

Chroot directory misconfiguration.

Resolution

  1. Replace ' ROOTDIR ' parameter with the following value in ' /etc/sysconfig/named ':

    ROOTDIR="/var/named/chroot"

  2. Start ' named ' service:

    # service named start
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