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bind does not work in a vserver (capset failed)

The bind package expect to have the capability CAP_SYS_RESOURCE. It expects this because it may need to increase its ulimit. By default, a vserver does not have this capability. A vserver starts with some ulimit values and can only reduce them, not enlarge them. The idea is to control what a vserver can use.

To fix that, one can give the capability to the vserver running bind. Edit the vserver configuration file (/etc/vservers/*.conf) and modify the S_CAPS line like this