AHH someone please help my poor newbie soul.
I have a dedicated server with FDCservers and they dont provide nameservers like my old hosts did. So I followed the popular guide to setup my own nameservers here: http://www.webhostgear.com/11.html (FDC even suggested to use that guide)
So I followed it pretty much to the point and did all the manual checks. But Its been almost 3 days now and its still not working with my domain.
I setup the name server function at my registrar and that was almost 3 days ago. At the same time I redelegated the domain to the new nameservers. (ns1.videojunky.net ns2.videojunky.net).
Now heres the part I'm freaking out about:
the main domain videojunky.net wont get any pings (and of course no http with it)but if you wait like a minute while pinging any of the nameservers i setup it'll go through and show the correct corresponding IPs.
Okay so I'm no hosting expert but doesnt that mean my domain nameservers got propagated? And if thats right then shouldnt my domain name be propagated to the new nameservers by now?
And heres the side details, I'm running fedora core 2, and everything is green except Bind 9.2.3
I tried updating it with up2date but it didnt do anything.
Its been failed ever since i setup the nameservers.
Should it be failed until everything is propagated with my domain ppl? But I think that my domain is all ready and my server side has the problem...
Someone please help me and explain.
I've gone through at least 15 different forum posts (this site and others) on this topic and nothing has really helped.
Thank you very much in advance.
BTW I still have my old dedicated server (I was planning on keeping it online until I have the new server up and functionally with the domain name). Would there be any stupid reason the old server would be 'taking' the domain permissions away from the new one? Or am i just going crazy?
I think I am.
And Here's the status of the service 'named':
Attempting to restart named
Waiting for named to restart.... . . . . . . . . . . finished.
named has failed, please contact the sysadmin (result was "named is not running").
I assume that means something really bad.
Last edited by VideoJunky; 07-01-2005 at 04:25 AM.
Since your named daemon did not start, then your nameserver is not responding to requests for your domain. As far as your nameservers being propagated, it looks as if they have, your domain whois shows both ns1/ns2.videojunky.net
Please verify that the 2 IPs showing are actually the ones for your server(s). If they are not, then that would be a major problem.
Most of the red areas would be due to your nameserver not starting and not responding to requests.
Most of the cases I've seen where named/bind would not start are due to mis-configuration of the named.conf file.
I have no clue as to what control panel FDCServers use, or which you have on your server. If you are not familiar with the proper layout of named.conf, then you could either post it here or email/PM it for further review.
Last edited by jamesyeeoc; 07-01-2005 at 06:05 AM.
* If there is a firewall between you and nameservers you want
* to talk to, you might need to uncomment the query-source
* directive below. Previous versions of BIND always asked
* questions using port 53, but BIND 8.1 uses an unprivileged
* port by default.
// query-source address * port 53;
Do as bijo says to resolve the named error. As to the kernel ide/ide0 error, if you hard drives are not ide, then that error would be from the CDROM. If you are using IDE hard drive(s), then you may want to check the hard drive.
For example, if you are using SCSI hard drives, then device ide0 would most likely be the CDROM drive.
Changing the 'bind' to 'named' allows the DNS service to run properly and therefore your site will now come up since your nameserver is responding. I was about to register and look around your forum....
"If you are using IDE hard drive(s), then you may want to check the hard drive."
- I am using IDE, but i used WHM optimize the harddrives script:
"Optimize EIDE Hard Drives" - 'Warning: Optimizing drives may cause the system to lock up, or other wise crash in some way if you are using some older buggy chipsets. However you can gain SIGNIFICANT speed and performance. Proceed at your own risk. ' - [OK?]
I'm not familiar with WHM's drive optimization script, but it probably sets certain hdparm parameters, such as udma mode, 32bit transfers, etc. Which on some hardware (notably older stuff) can cause erratic behavior sometimes.
BTW - how long does it normally take your forum to send the info out? Still haven't gotten mine.
alright now i'm confused
i rebooted and checked the status with whm and theres like half as many programs running:
apache (1.3.33 (Unix)) failed
bind (9.2.3) up
Server Load 0.19 (1 cpu)
Memory Used 35.8 %
It sometimes takes a lil while for the status to change but there should be other stuff on there.
And secondly no mail is being sent out, i was able to check mail successfully with outlook but i couldnt send a test email to a gmail account.
crap: "exim has failed, please contact the sysadmin. "
Mail FAIL Connect to mail servers ERROR: I could not complete a connection to any of your mailservers!
videojunky.net: Timed out [Last data sent: [Did not connect]]
If this is a timeout problem, note that the DNS report only waits about 30 seconds for responses, so your mail may work fine in this case but you will need to use testing tools specifically designed for such situations.
Strange, apache has to be running, I've been browsing through your videos all this time. Some control panels have 2 apaches, one for the CP and one for the world, so I wonder if it's the CP apache that's failed.?