Big Sur on M1 - bind9 named daemon don't run

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Thu Sep 22 14:27:16 UTC 2022

> On Sep 22, 2022, at 8:56 AM, Mark Lucas <mark at> wrote:
> I just updated to bind 9.18.7 (Intel mac mini - macOS 12.6 ) and despite checking the config was ok, which it was, bind refuses to start. 
> Looking at the contents of /opt/local/var/named/ mysteriously most of the files were now listed as being owned by non existent user 511. 
> e.g. -rw-r--r--   1 511    named  -           3.2K  4 Aug  2021 named.root
> Tried uninstalling and reinstalling bind9 and changing /opt/local/var/named/ files owner to named but the problem remains.

I think the permissions stuff is unrelated to the port - it only installs these files into /opt/local/var/named:

% port contents bind9 | grep /opt/local/var/named

You can try to start named by hand with `-g` (and maybe add a -d # option) to try to get more information on why it's not starting for you.

Daniel J. Luke

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