rndc confusion

Alan Clegg aclegg at isc.org
Thu Jan 27 02:50:21 UTC 2011

On 1/26/2011 9:39 PM, donovan jeffrey j wrote:

> I had some issue with an invalid key so i ran rndc-confgen -a which
> gave me a new key in /etc/rndc.key. so now rndc works fine.
> but when looked at /etc/rndc.conf the key was different than the
> /etc/rndc.key. i thought they had to be the same for this to work.
> I'm assuming that i should replace the key the rndc.conf, or maybe
> it's not needed since I'm loading directly from named.conf ?
> any insight or flames welcome. -j

If you use /etc/rndc.key, you don't want an /etc/rndc.conf.

BIND reads /etc/rndc.key on startup and rndc reads /etc/rndc.key when it


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