DNS server unable to resolve names, novell-named loads with errors

  • 7006871
  • 20-Sep-2010
  • 08-Nov-2012


Novell DNS
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 2


Named is failing to resolve names. The following messages are repeated every 15 minutes in /var/log/messages and in /var/opt/novell/log/named/named.run:

[NCPL]: couldn't add command channel address in use
[NCPL]: couldn't add command channel ::1#953: address in use
[NCPL]: Dynamic reconfiguration completed.

Testing with nslookup for local names that the DNS server is authoritative for results in server can't find name being returned.


In this case named service was loaded before novell-named. By stopping named, and restarting novell-named normal DNS resolution was restored. It is also recommended to stop named from loading, chkconfig named off.