bind 9.10..0-P1 rndc: 'retransfer' failed: not found; other rndc commands are ok

Doug Barton dougb at
Fri May 23 04:44:40 UTC 2014

On 05/22/2014 09:33 PM, Teerapatr Kittiratanachai wrote:
> Sorry for jumping in, so from your information I understand that when I
> have updated zone file at the master I should use `rndc reload
> <zone-name>` instead `rndc retransfer <zone-name>` to transfer the new
> zone file to other slaves, is it right ?

Yes, you reload the zone on the master which should cause the master to 
send notifies to the slaves which cause them to retransfer the zone.

The 'rndc retransfer <zone>' command is something you run on the slave 
if it doesn't transfer.

hope this helps,


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