vestacp open: /etc/named.conf: permission denied

This was the error I was getting after a doing a little change in the named.conf in my newly installed vesta control panel. While restarting the named, I was getting this error-

[root@vesta2 ~]# systemctl status named.service
● named.service - Berkeley Internet Name Domain (DNS)
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/named.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2022-08-01 14:37:25 +06; 6s ago
Process: 3478 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/named -u named -c ${NAMEDCONF} $OPTIONS (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
Process: 3475 ExecStartPre=/bin/bash -c if [ ! "$DISABLE_ZONE_CHECKING" == "yes" ]; then /usr/sbin/named-checkconf -z "$NAMEDCONF"; else echo "Checking of zone files is disabled"; fi (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

Aug 01 14:37:25 vesta2.geospacehosting.com named[3480]: found 2 CPUs, using 2 worker threads
Aug 01 14:37:25 vesta2.geospacehosting.com named[3480]: using 1 UDP listener per interface
Aug 01 14:37:25 vesta2.geospacehosting.com named[3480]: using up to 21000 sockets
Aug 01 14:37:25 vesta2.geospacehosting.com named[3480]: loading configuration from '/etc/named.conf'
Aug 01 14:37:25 vesta2.geospacehosting.com named[3480]: open: /etc/named.conf: permission denied
Aug 01 14:37:25 vesta2.geospacehosting.com named[3480]: loading configuration: permission denied
Aug 01 14:37:25 vesta2.geospacehosting.com systemd[1]: named.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1
Aug 01 14:37:25 vesta2.geospacehosting.com systemd[1]: Failed to start Berkeley Internet Name Domain (DNS).
Aug 01 14:37:25 vesta2.geospacehosting.com systemd[1]: Unit named.service entered failed state.
Aug 01 14:37:25 vesta2.geospacehosting.com systemd[1]: named.service failed.

Solution:

Step-1: Execute the following command-

restorecon -RFv /etc/named.conf

Step-2: Setting permission-

chmod 644 /etc/named.conf
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Vesta- How to set up master-slave DNS cluster

If you are looking for the options to avoid any DNS-related downtime or the way to manage dns across all server you have, you might consider to set up dns cluster.

Create user dns-cluster on a server which will be used as dns slave

On the second server (slave) with vestacp you should create new user with name dns-cluster (via gui or cli)Code: 

v-add-user dns-cluster passowrd yourmail@example.tld

On the first server (master) you should run this command: Continue reading “Vesta- How to set up master-slave DNS cluster” »

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Install Vesta Control Panel (vestacp) on Centos 7 with PHP-FPM and PHP 7.2

I had few issues on my container and KVM on installing vestacp. Issues were like quite weird, such as-

  1. Post installation on KVM- it moved into emergency maintenance mode
  2. Post installation on LXC container- DNS resolution halted

After hours and hours of search, found few root causes-

  1. I have to withdraw quota with vestacp installation package
  2. No firewall on LXCcontainer

So let’s start.

Download installation script

curl -O http://vestacp.com/pub/vst-install.sh

Run it

bash vst-install.sh --nginx yes --phpfpm yes --apache no --named yes --remi yes --vsftpd yes --proftpd no --iptables no --fail2ban no --quota no --exim yes --dovecot yes --spamassassin yes --clamav yes --softaculous yes --mysql yes --postgresql no --hostname yourdomain.com --email yourmail@yourdomain.com --password yourpassword

You can also generate your installation command from vesta website: Continue reading “Install Vesta Control Panel (vestacp) on Centos 7 with PHP-FPM and PHP 7.2” »

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Reset Vesta CP (vestacp) admin password

Method 1

  1. Login to your server via SSH.
  2. Enter the below command to change the password.
  3. $ v-change-user-password admin newpassword
  4. Replace the newpassword field with the new password you want to set.

Method 2

  1. Login to your server via SSH.
  2. Enter command following command.
  3. $ passwd admin
  4. Enter new UNIX password:
  5. Retype new UNIX password:
  6. passwd: password updated successfully.
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