Telling rndc Which IP Address to Use

Jay Ford jay-ford at
Wed Jan 19 21:21:55 UTC 2011

On Wed, 19 Jan 2011, Barry Finkel wrote:
> I have a master DNS server that has two IP addresses - one used for
> DNS and one used for non-DNS.  On that master I run rndc to load
> zones on slave servers.  On the slave servers I have
>    controls{
>              inet a.b.c.d port 953
>               allow {; e.f.g.h; } keys { "rndc-key';};
>    }
> Where "e.f.g.h" is the DNS address for the master server.  Is there a
> way on the master to run rndc and tell rndc which IP address to use?
> Or do I have to put the non-DNS address of the master in the "controls"
> directive on the slaves.  I am running 9.7.2-P3.  Thanks.

Does the "-b" option not suffice?

Jay Ford, Network Engineering Group, Information Technology Services
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242
email: jay-ford at, phone: 319-335-5555, fax: 319-335-2951

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