[Pdns-users] Getting started with pdns

Gerald Britton gerald.britton at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 17:11:57 UTC 2007

Hmm -- more trouble here:

$ pdns_control counts
Fatal error: Unable to connect to remote
'/var/run/pdns.controlsocket': Permission denied
jerryb1 at ubuntu:~/gramps2$ sudo pdns_control counts

After restartinf pdns, the syslog shows this:

Jan 18 12:06:30 localhost pdns[15472]: Listening on controlsocket in
Jan 18 12:06:30 localhost pdns[15474]: Guardian is launching an instance
Jan 18 12:06:30 localhost pdns[15474]: Unable to launch, no backends
configured for querying
Jan 18 12:06:30 localhost pdns[15472]: Child requested a stop, exiting

Do I need a backend for strictly local (i.e. one system) operation?
If so, what's the simplest one to set up?

On 1/18/07, bert hubert <bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 18, 2007 at 11:47:44AM -0500, Gerald Britton wrote:
> > Hi -- I'm just getting started with pdns on ubuntu edgy.  I installed
> > it using synaptic, which also starts the daemon.  I tried a bunch of
> > stuff, e.g. using firefox to visit several websites, then stopped
> > firefox, lauched it again and did the same thing again.  Finally, I
> > did this:
> It is probably running, but it might not be in use. Check your configuration
> file if it is listening on the address you think it is listening on (by
> default, only, and check your /etc/resolv.conf to see if it is
> pointing at
> Additionally, if you changed resolv.conf, but did not restart firefox, it
> might not be aware of the change.
> Finally, firefox contains its own cache and might simply not be performing
> queries that could be cached.
> To get accurate numbers, use 'rec_control get', see
> http://doc.powerdns.com/recursor-stats.html for which items you can 'get'.
> This may not work if your recursor is too old, unsure what 'edgy' ships.
> > 1. Where is the cache stored? Can I vew it?
> > 2. Why am I not getting any cache hits?
> You'll find instructions on how to dump the cache on or near the link I
> mentioned above.
> Additionally, try running the recursor with 'quiet=off' or even 'trace=on'
> for abundant detail about what is happening.
>         Bert
> --
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