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Recommended update for bind9


(Last modified: 26OCT2004)

solutions Recommended update for bind9 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c8a807d37298d6db9743b4bb2a15c4b5)

Applies to

Package: bind9
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Release: 20041026
Obsoletes: none


This update should be installed.

Problem description

When restarting the name server daemon using the init script
(/etc/init.d/named), the script did not necessarily wait long enough for the
server being stopped before trying to start it again. In cases where the
shutdown takes some time, for example due to zone files being dumped to disk
first, the script could believe that the server is already running. The symptom
was a "Warning: named already running!" message. As a result, the name server
could have been stopped during the automatic restart that is issued during
package update (for example during installation of a security update). The
problem is fixed with this update. The init script waits until the daemon is
actually stopped before attempting to start it.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fhv bind9.rpm bind9-utils.rpm bind9-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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