BIND is running but displayed as down in Virtualmin service


have just upgraded the server via Virtualmin, and right after the upgrade was finished I noticed that BIND server service appeared as “down” in virtualmin even if the BIND service is up and running, I tried to restart the bind via cli: service named restart and it worket just fine, but it still appears as down in Virtualmin service manager

This happened once before also, I think that this was impacted during Webmin upgrade.

Can someone please help me to figure out this issue ? and please be specific with cli commands…

here is the versions running on our server:

Operating system: CentOS Linux 6.5
Virtualmin version: 4.05 Pro
Webmin version: 1.675

BIND version 9.8.2, under chroot /var/named/chroot

Thank You


Jamie was working with another user on a similar issue, and in that particular instance, there was a problem with the chroot path BIND was trying to use.

Jamie tells me that all chroot options should be disabled at Webmin -> Servers -> BIND DNS Server -> Module Config.


Hi Eric,

thank You very much for quick response. I have now disabled the chroot and it works like a charm now …

Very well !

Best regards

Perfect, just the answer I needed.