rndc.exe error

Vinny Abello vinny at tellurian.com
Wed Jun 1 03:45:11 UTC 2005

At 09:57 PM 5/31/2005, Len Conrad wrote:
>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.

Try 9.3.1 instead. A lot of these crashes with utilities in BIND 
9.3.0 on Win32 I reported and seem to have been fixed in 9.3.1.

Vinny Abello
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