Disable/Remove BIND/named


Can anyone provide me the steps to completely remove BIND/named from a CentOS based server and the webmin/virtualmin interfaces?

Thanks in advance!


Hmm, I don’t recall if that’s possible or not, it may be listed as an RPM dependency of Virtualmin.

However, would it work to configure Virtualmin to stop using it?

You can do that by disabling the “DNS Domain” feature of your various domains, and then going into System Settings -> Features and Plugins, and in there, you can uncheck the “BIND DNS Domain” feature.


And after that, you can go to “Webmin -> System -> Bootup and Shutdown” and disable the BIND service there, so it won’t even get started up. Leaving it on the hard disk should constitute no problem (aside from a few MB of wasted space), and uninstalling it might break dependencies.