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Fixing named/bind rndc connection refused issues on FreeBSD

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by hicom, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. hicom

    hicom Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2003
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    If you're getting this error when using the named server on FreeBSD:

    failed connecting to rnd load failed: connection refused

    Then likely your named.conf file is missing reference to rndc key. To fix this problem, do two things:

    1) ln -s /etc/namedb/named.conf /etc/named.conf (Because FBSD looks for /etc/named.conf)

    2) Edit your named.conf and add the following line to the top:

    3) Restart your bind server, note use /scripts/restartsrv_bind , do NOT use restartsrv_named as it breaks bind on FBSD.

    Hope this helps someone..

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