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I followed these instructions in order to enable Bind.

Now I want to disable it and get back to a clean system. How do I do it?

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Did you follow the instructions directly beneath "'A few notes on the setup instructions:'" which explain how to keep a backup of all configuration files you were going to change? – PriceChild Apr 13 '11 at 15:00
@PriceChild: I didn't keep backups :) – Nerian Apr 13 '11 at 15:17
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Ignoring 'checking commands' Those instructions have done a few things...

  1. Create /etc/rndc.conf
  2. Create /etc/rndc.key
  3. Edit /etc/named.conf
  4. Create /var/named/
  5. Running launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.isc.named.plist
  6. ...and in step 8 edited some system preferences.


  • I suggest you remove (but keep backups) the 3 files you created above.
  • Remove the entry you added in /etc/named.conf
  • Run launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.isc.named.plist
  • Undo the changes you made in 'System Preferences' in step 8.

Keep backups...

  • ...before you do things
  • ...before you undo things
  • ...when instructions say to

You definitely don't want to play around with named.conf too much so make a backup of the file before you undo things as i advise above!

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That did it :) thanks. You are right about not messing with named.conf. I am switching to so that I don't have to worry about configuration anymore. – Nerian Apr 13 '11 at 16:37
Good stuff and good luck! – PriceChild Apr 13 '11 at 22:26

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