[Server-devel] Static IP and DNS problems

Tom Mitchell mitch at niftyegg.com
Thu Jul 1 13:26:55 EDT 2010

On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 8:30 AM, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 2:23 AM, David Leeming
> working... how about... giving us the actual messages in the logs?
> To get the interesting msgs from /var/log/messages, you can do
> grep named /var/log/messages > named-messages.log

Yes please... precision with messages is always a big help.
You can restart named and then trim the messages to
reflect one restart by checking the date and time.

>> My aim is only to recover the server back to default condition. Is it
>> possible to copy over the config files (with appropriate changes if needed)
>> from another server installation that is running in the default state? If so
>> which ones?
> Damn - that file is not under git control :-/
> Get hold of the xs-config rpm (from the install cd for example) -- you
> can get the file from the rpm following the process outlined here:
> http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/how-to-extract-an-rpm-package-without-installing-it.html

Good link.  no need to use the root account...

It may make sense to enhance the makefile to
have a "make clean" target.   If the makefile
tleaves originals and work with copies such
a target shouldt be possible.  Also "make
clean" uses a common target for make so the concept
would reinforce common programming practices.

i.e. something like.
  #  make -f xs-config.make named-xs.conf
  #  make -f xs-config.make clean

Another tool to invest in might be "etckeeper" which
makes sense for servers of any kind.  But that is
not as simple.

        T o m   M i t c h e l l

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