rndc.key (on Mac OSX Panther)

Kevin Darcy kcd at daimlerchrysler.com
Wed Jun 29 00:55:29 UTC 2005

je killen wrote:

>I'm working to get named running as a master server on my Mac OSX 
>Panther installation and I'm getting system.log entries that report 
>file rndc.key not found, and in fact there isn't one in the location 
>specified. My questions are: What is it, why is it necessary, and how 
>do I obtain it?
rndc is a utility used to control a nameserver daemon, and rndc.key is 
where the key that is used to encrypt rndc communications is expected to 
be found. If you don't care to use rndc, then you can disable that 
functionality by specifying "controls { };" in your named.conf. 
Otherwise, read the docs and see how to set up rndc properly.

- Kevin

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