[Pdns-users] newbie pdns crashing on startup

Dave Corsello davecorsello at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 21:43:28 UTC 2009


I'm new to PowerDNS, and, in general, the task of setting up a DNS 
server.  In order to learn what's involved in installing and configuring 
pdns, I have installed ver. on a virtual machine that's running 
FreeBSD 7.1 and MySQL 5.1.28.  My plan is to create zones with local 
addresses only.  When I launch pdns, I get the following messages:

Mar 16 17:32:44 This is module gmysqlbackend.so reporting
Mar 16 17:32:44 This is a standalone pdns
Mar 16 17:32:44 Listening on controlsocket in '/var/run/pdns.controlsocket'
Mar 16 17:32:44 UDP server bound to
Mar 16 17:32:44 TCP server bound to 192.168.1:53
Mar 16 17:32:44 PowerDNS (C) 2001-2008 PowerDNS.COM BV (Mar 15 
2009, 21:14:43, gcc 4.2.1 20070719  [FreeBSD]) starting up
Mar 16 17:32:44 PowerDNS comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free 
software, and you are welcome to redistribute it according to the terms 
of the GPL version 2.
Mar 16 17:32:44 Creating backend connection for TCP
Mar 16 17:32:44 gmysql Connection succesful
Mar 16 17:32:44 About to create 3 backend threads for UDP
Mar 16 17:32:44 gmysql Connection succesful
Mar 16 17:32:45 gmysql Connection succesful
Mar 16 17:32:45 gmysql Connection succesful

And that's it.  I never get the message, "Done launching threads, ready 
to distribute questions", and pdns never actually launches.  Please let 
me know what information I should share with you all that would help you 
to understand what's going on here.  Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Dave Corsello

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