rndc confusion

donovan jeffrey j donovan at beth.k12.pa.us
Thu Jan 27 03:27:08 UTC 2011

On Jan 26, 2011, at 9:50 PM, Alan Clegg wrote:

> 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
> runs.

thanks for replies,
so what is the rndc.conf for ? -- my finger is on the rm button.
is it for listing other server keys ?

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