Getting this error on startup of novell-named

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# rcnovell-named restart
Shutting down name server BIND waiting for novell-named to shu(28s) done
Starting name server BIND Unable to lock file /etc/nam.conf.
Permission denied

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Seems superficial, as dns seems to work fine. However, wondering what/why/etc. Can't think of a relationship...
Anyone any suggestions?

Cheers

David