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  1. #1
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    * Named server (DNS) keeps failing every day

    When I see my websites are loading slow, I need to login and re-start my DNS service and re-add an A entry for hostname.

    During the time there is no A entry for hostname my server load goes sky high and it takes minutes before I can even login to WHM or even to SSH.

    Re-adding A entry for hostname after restarting named service usually fix high load, but not always.

    It looks DNS is not configured properly.

    Do you have any suggestion?

    Ps: I am also prepared to hire someone who have knowledge to fix those DNS issues.

  2. #2
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    Hi

    If you log in via SSH then look at /var/log/messages, hopefully you'll see the named error.

    If its Cpanel you could hire PSM to look at it.

    Thanks

  3. #3
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    I've checked and I got MANY lines.

    Here are a few:

    Code:
    Jun  8 21:19:56 server named[23607]: the working directory is not writable
    Jun  9 12:20:46 server named[4978]: using default UDP/IPv6 port range: [1024, 65535]
    Jun  9 12:20:46 server named[4978]: the working directory is not writable
    Jun  9 12:20:46 server named[4978]: zone domain1.com/IN/internal: sending notifies (serial 2009072002)
    Jun  9 12:20:46 server named[4978]: zone domain2.com/IN/internal: sending notifies (serial 2009072004)
    Jun  9 12:20:46 server named[4978]: zone domain3.org/IN/internal: sending notifies (serial 2009072002)
    Jun  9 12:20:46 server named[4978]: loading configuration from '/etc/named.conf'
    Jun  9 12:20:46 server named[4978]: max open files (1024) is smaller than max sockets (4096)
    Does this make any sense?

  4. #4
    the working directory is not writable
    This flags some clue. Double check your BIND zone folders and make sure they are w/ the right permissions.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by govpsgo View Post
    This flags some clue. Double check your BIND zone folders and make sure they are w/ the right permissions.
    Thank you, but could you be more descriptive where folders located?

    Again, I don't really mind hiring someone to fix in a proper way

  6. #6
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    If you want to hire people to fix this, you might have better luck in Systems Management Job Requests.

  7. #7
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    Thank you, I am going to post there.

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