5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2013 7:11 AM by UptimeJeff
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I tried to move my Snow Leopard server to Mavericks. It's turned out to be a colossal failure. For starters, the DNS is all screwed up. Without that working, there isn't much hope to get the other services up and going.

When I click on DNS in Server, I get a Error Reading Settings and nothing displays in the Host Name Area. I then try to add back my DNS information. Using the same DNS information I had before, I tried to enter a new hostname. I click on the Create button and nothing happens. I then try to click away from DNS and it asks me to save the changes. I try to save the changes, at that point, Server is in a stuck state; clicking in any of the three options, does nothing.

Does someone know how I can delete my old DNS information that appears to be mucking the machine so that I can reenter my DNS information from saved from SL?

Mac mini, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
Reply by UptimeJeff on Nov 16, 2013 7:11 AM Helpful
Take a look at this article... it confirms that Mavericks is still using BIND and has tips on editing via command line.http://krypted.com/mac-security/setup-the-dns-service-in-os-x-mavericks-server/ Any BIND startup errors should be logged here/Library/Logs/named.logIt should detaill the zone file and specific issue. When the Server app can't parse the config and zone files - your only choice it to manually clean them up or copy named.conf and the zone files from a working machine. You'll also find some utilities that check your bind config and zone files located at/Applications/Server.app/Contents/ServerRoot/usr/sbin     named-checkconf     named-checkzone Jeff

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