rndc: connect failed: connection refused

Barry Margolin barmar at alum.mit.edu
Sun Oct 17 13:26:36 UTC 2004

In article <cktpb4$2q86$1 at sf1.isc.org>,
 Greg Mathews <greg at hostingtheinter.net> wrote:

> Hi
> If this isn't the right list for this I appologise now
> To restart named etc I've been using the command line
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/named restart

Try: rndc exec

> but recently this has stopped working, ie restart will stop named but 
> doesn't restart it again
> when I attempt to start named using rndc it returns the error
> 'rndc: connect failed: connection refused'

Rndc works by sending a control message to named.  If named isn't 
running, there's nothing for it to connect to in order to send the 
message.  To start named you should just run named itself.

Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
Arlington, MA
*** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***

More information about the bind-users mailing list