BIND & Postfix refuse to start

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by langer, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. langer

    langer New Member

    Hi there. I cannot get BIND & Postfix to start after following the suse 10.0 setup. I find the instructions a little grey when it comes to the hostname/domain side of things...

    I am a linux newbie, and so am quite certain that the hostname/domain config etc are foobar.

    My linux box is part of a small network of 2-3 computers total, with my router acting as DHCP server. The SUSE server has a fixed IP on the subnet. There is no domain, and I would prefer to keep it this way unless it is required.

    I want to be able to use it as a development server (in adition to it being my SAMBA server), and thought ISPConfig would be the way to go, but need help with configuring the DNS sides of things I think.

    Can anyone please suggest the config required on the server, and with ISPConfig, to achieve my simple needs?

    Thank you.

  2. langer

    langer New Member

    OK. I got the pop3 service to start by setting runlevels manually and starting. Now for the DNS issues...
  3. langer

    langer New Member

    here is teh error I'm getting:
    Starting name server BIND /etc/named.d/forwarders.conf:7: '{' expected near ';'
    The file reads:
    # Copyright (c) 2001-2004 SuSE Linux AG, Nuernberg, Germany.
    # All rights reserved.
    # Forwarders file for PPPD updates (only)
    # /etc/named.d/forwarders.conf
    forwarders ;
    How should this be configured??
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    It should be something like this:

    # The forwarders record contains a list of servers to
    # which queries should be forwarded. Enable this line and
    # modify the IP-address to your provider's name server.
    # Up to three servers may be listed.
    forwarders {; };
    However, if you don't need it, comment it out:

    #forwarders {; };

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