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Addon Domains not being added

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cyber911, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. Cyber911

    Cyber911 Member

    May 24, 2003
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    I've got a (little?) problem with addon Domains. Everytime I try to add cno Domains it says this:

    Addon Domain Addition

    ndc: connect failed: connection refused Domain already exists, it was not added.
    Cannot determine nameserver ip for Please make sure that it is registered with a valid domain name register. has been setup. It can be accessed via the subdomain . Ftp access has been granted with the username care and the password *** .

    The part with the mailforwarding etc. is not displayed, the httpd.conf entry is added without the "ServerAlias" and The Domain is not displayed anywhere else.

    When I try it a few (hundred?) times again sometimes it works...
    But I don't know why! The Domain is registered, the DNS entry exists since a few weeks and points to this server...

    What am I doing wrong?
    The message "ndc: connect failed: connection refused" is diplayed everytime, cause we are not running a DNS Server on that machine...

    And "Domain already exists, it was not added." is displayed cause this was the 30th try or so and as I said the httpd.conf entry allready existed...

    would be nice to get a feedback from someone :)


    Sven B. 8) Support Ticket Number: Support Ticket Number:
  2. mydomain

    mydomain Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2003
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    First off:

    To correct your "ndc: connect failed" error - I would edit /etc/named.conf and change the first line so that:

    key "rndc-key" {

    reads like this :

    key "rndckey" {

    Then restart BIND

    Secondly for the domain already exists message probably check the following:

    1. Check the zone files
    2. Chech to see if the domain is still in /etc/localdomains
    3. Check to see if there is an entry in /valiases/
    4. Check no domain entry still in httpd.conf

    Then try again.

    Anybody else have any input to this as Ive probably neglected to add something else here. Support Ticket Number:
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    #2 mydomain, Aug 19, 2003
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2003
  3. horrighs

    horrighs Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2003
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    i get the similar problem commonly i have 3 servers the 2 are linked to the master. on the master and 1 child i see a line in the named.conf

    key "rndckey" {
    algorithm hmac-md5;
    secret "big long key";

    but in the 2nd child i dont have this similar line. Support Ticket Number:

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