Problems with RNDC

Mark_Andrews at Mark_Andrews at
Wed Dec 4 01:32:17 UTC 2002

> For some reason my rndc for Bind 9 is not working I have the Key set up
> right in named.conf and rndc.conf and rndc.key
> when I try to run any commands for the rndc like rndc stop I get the error
> that says
> rndc: connect failed: connection refused
> any ideas?
> Thanks

	rndc is try to connect to a different port/address to that
	specified in named.conf or named is not running.

	Note a common fault is to assume that localhost is only
	On many platforms it is both and ::1.  ISC recommend
	using literal IP addresses instead of localhost in rndc.conf.

	That way you are not dependent on the server you are controling
	to be working.

Mark Andrews, Internet Software Consortium
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742                 INTERNET: Mark.Andrews at

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