Thanks - solved it,
bloody stupid mistake.
SuSE stores variables in /etc/rc.config.
START_NAMED was set to no. Doh!
Should have poked about a bit more before posting.
(Incidently named was running at the time, and runs fine when started
> Alan Sobey writes:
> > I'm having trouble starting named from a vanilla SuSE 6.3 box. I think
> > narrowed it down to the following:
> > The symlink to ../named doesn't appear to execute. Any ideas?
> > jira:/sbin/init.d/rc2.d # ../named status
> > OK
>> Is named already running?
> > jira:/sbin/init.d/rc2.d # ./S11named status
> > jira:/sbin/init.d/rc2.d # ls -l S11named
> > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Jan 29 12:12 S11named ->
> > jira:/sbin/init.d/rc2.d # ls -l ../named
> > -rwxr--r-- 1 root root 731 Nov 8 20:26 ../named
>> I am not familiar with SuSE, but on those systems I can check right
> now, named only starts of the config file is found, eg.
>> if [ -f /usr/sbin/in.named -a -f /etc/named.conf ]; then
> echo 'starting internet domain name server.'
> /usr/sbin/in.named &
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!