Originally posted by iboxhosting
Named or BIND 9 is started automatically at boot time which would be much better for you. Because if you start your server at 10:10 AM and cron is set to start it at 3:00 that is some hours DNS services won't be available.
YOu need to have it started in your systems startup scripts so that when you boot the system its up and running.
However, he just wants to restart named on a daily basis. There is a need of restarting named after adding/changing entries in order to make them working.
Sure, named it started at boot time automaticaly.
There are linux machines which work for 60 days or even longer without a restart...