FreeBSD Configure DJBDNS TinyDNS Server

by on July 8, 2007 · 1 comment· LAST UPDATED July 8, 2009

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How do I configure tinydns a database-driven dns server under FreeBSD operating systems?

You need to create three user accounts under FreeBSD and add all of them to a group. This can be done using pw command as follows:

Step#1: Create DJBDNS Server Group

Type the following command:
# pw groupadd dnsusers

Step#2: Create TinyDNS Server User

Type the following command:
# pw useradd tinydns -s /bin/nologin -G dnsusers

Step#3: Create AxfrDNS Server User

Type the following command:
# pw useradd dnslog -s /bin/nologin -G dnsusers

Step#4: Create DJNDNS Server Log User

Type the following command:
# pw useradd axfrdns -s /bin/nologin -G dnsusers

Step#5: Create /var/service directory

Type the following command:
# mkdir /var/service/

Step#6: Turn On daemontools (svscan) Service

Type the following command:
# echo 'svscan_enable="YES"' >> /etc/rc.conf
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/svscan.sh start

Now, your server is ready to use. All you have to do is create zone for ns1.nixcraft.in.

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1 Sam July 10, 2010 at 7:23 am

I am running FreeBSD 8 and have followed the first page. On the last step, I do as prompted:

[root@vps ~]# echo ‘svscan_enable=”YES”‘ >> /etc/rc.conf
[root@vps ~]# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/svscan.sh start
bash: /usr/local/etc/rc.d/svscan.sh: No such file or directory

Svscan exists though:
[root@vps ~]# whereis svscan
svscan: /usr/local/bin/svscan /usr/local/man/man8/svscan.8.gz

Running Svscan:
[root@vps ~]# /usr/local/bin/svscan
supervise: fatal: unable to start namedb/run: file does not exist

Is there any solution?

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