My DNS will not start

Port

Confirm no other application is running on port 53.

Open a terminal an type the following

netstat -na grep “.53“

If in the output is similar to

tcp6 0 0 .53 *. LISTEN

Then another application (eg another DNS) is using this port.

bind log file

Check your bind log file for any information regarding why DNS is not starting.

The log file of bind (name server) is located at /var/log/named.log