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Posted Sun 20 Sep 2015 05:06:13 PM CEST Florian Lohoff in

You need to know this. Today i set up a new notebook and i like having a local DNS cache running. So i installed pdnsd and naturally wanted it to be started so i issued a /etc/init.d/pdnsd start.

The log said - "disabled in /etc/default/pdnsd" so i edited that file to say "START_DAEMON=yes".

Then i tried /etc/init.d/pdnsd start again but nothing happened. No log entry - not a running pdnsd.

The explanation is - Even though starting of the daemon failed you need to tell systemd to actually stop it. So a /etc/init.d/pdnsd stop and start solved it.

What the f***?