rndc.exe error

Len Conrad LConrad at Go2France.com
Wed Jun 1 01:57:00 UTC 2005

bind 9.3 on w2k, runs, is listening on port 53, and 953 as shown by 
"netstat -na", is stop/starting from services applet, and resolving and 
logging fine.  bind logs itself in as windows account "named".

c:\winnt\system32dns\etc\rndc.conf is:

key "rndc-key" {
	algorithm hmac-md5;
	secret "<secret>";

options {
default-key rndc-key;
default-port 953;


the key statement above is pasted from the "rndc-confgen -a" command giving 
the rndc.key file, which file is included into named.conf.

The problem is that "rndc status"  gives the generic "rndc.exe has 
generated error and will be closed...log being created"

event viewer /application shows nothing.


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