[CentOS] rndc start fails with "rndc: connect failed:connection refused"

Hugh E Cruickshank hugh at forsoft.com
Wed Nov 25 23:36:09 UTC 2009

From: John R. Dennison Sent: November 25, 2009 15:26
> 	You are going through entirely too many steps.  
> 	1)  Edit zone file
> 	2)  rndc reload foo.com

I will give that a try.

> 	Also in the steps you have taken above you are stopping bind
> 	via rndc stop and then trying to start it with the unknown
> 	"start" command.  Even if "start" was known it would not work,
> 	rndc communicated directly with named, and since it was already
> 	stopped in a previous step there is no way that your "start"
> 	(or any other command, reload, flush, whatever) could work at
> 	that point.

That would explain a lot but it would have been more useful if the
rndc command had returned an error saying something like "start
command unknown" rather than accepting the command and indicating
a communication problem.

Thanks very much for your informative reply.

Regards, Hugh

Hugh E Cruickshank, Forward Software, www.forward-software.com 

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