[Pdns-users] PowerDNS not starting automatically on boot - Ubuntu

Yves Goergen nospam.list at unclassified.de
Sat Dec 3 15:41:04 UTC 2016


I have installed the original PowerDNS for Ubuntu 16.04, both the 
pdns-server and recursor. I've selected the official package source to 
get version 4.0.1 instead of some 4.0 alpha.

Recently when the server has rebooted after installing updates, the 
PowerDNS server wasn't running. I could start it without a problem, but 
it didn't come up on its own.

I guess there is no start up script or it's not working.

Is it intentional that I have to take care of starting the service myself?

I would create a simple systemd script to invoke '/etc/init.d/pdns 
start' when the MySQL server is running. How would I write that? I could 
run it when everything else has finished (multi-user.target). But 
actually I believe that a DNS server should start as soon as possible.

Yves Goergen

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