running CentOS 5.1, I am unable to start named. I did a yum install of: bind-utils-9.3.3-10.el5 bind-9.3.3-10.el5 bind-libs-9.3.3-10.el5 bind-devel-9.3.3-10.el5 I did chkconfig --levels 35 named on I tried: service named start and I get the error: [root@localhost named]# service named start Locating //etc/named.conf failed: [FAILED] First thing I noticed is the double forward slashes //etc - this must be a mistake, but how did it happen and how do I correct it. If I do: ls -la /etc | grep -i bind nothing is returned, thus named.conf does not exist, but how can this be? Does it matter that I was in X in a terminal when I did the yum install? I tried to get some information by debugging: I did /etc/init.d/named -d 1 and I got the file named.run: cat named.run 27-Feb-2008 02:57:43.829 starting BIND 9.3.3rc2 -d 1 27-Feb-2008 02:57:43.832 found 1 CPU, using 1 worker thread 27-Feb-2008 02:57:44.021 loading configuration from '/etc/named.conf' 27-Feb-2008 02:57:44.024 none:0: open: /etc/named.conf: file not found 27-Feb-2008 02:57:44.034 load_configuration: file not found 27-Feb-2008 02:57:44.035 loading configuration: file not found 27-Feb-2008 02:57:44.035 exiting (due to fatal error) I don't know what to try next. Any help is gratefully accepted.