[CentOS] rndc start fails with "rndc: connect failed:connectionrefused"

Hugh E Cruickshank hugh at forsoft.com
Thu Nov 26 00:19:48 UTC 2009

From: John R. Dennison Sent: November 25, 2009 15:57
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 03:36:09PM -0800, Hugh E Cruickshank wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> 	It's operating per design and it's operating properly; rndc
> 	is nothing more than an interface to allow admins to provide
> 	commands to the running named instance and if named isn't
> 	running there is nothing that rndc is able to do from that
> 	point forward so it indicates to the user that it can't
> 	communicate - seems logical to me.

I can see that point of view but that sure does not help the poor guy
or gal trying to figure out a problem like I had. I have been chasing
this one off and on for weeks (if not months).


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

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