Signed zone does not get updated 'receive_secure_serial: not exact'

Thomas Leuxner tlx at
Thu Dec 27 05:55:06 UTC 2012

Am 26.12.2012 um 23:31 schrieb Mark Andrews <marka at>:

>  What it is complaining about is that when the change you just applied to the
> unsigned version of the zone is applied to the signed version it
> found one of:
> * the record to be removed was not there
> * the record to be aded was already there
> This means that the two versions of the zone have become unsyncronized.

Thanks. Not sure how they became unsynchronized. Looking at other posts, removing the journal and increasing the serial makes the problem go away:

$ rndc sync -clean
$ rndc stop
<increase serial on unsigned version>

Dec 26 09:01:16 spectre named[23831]: sync: dumping zone '', removing journal file: success
Dec 26 09:03:16 spectre named[23831]: received control channel command 'stop'

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