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Old 05-01-2007, 08:58 PM   #1
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bind9/rndc error upon reload

I am having a problem with Bind9 that I have been working on for some
time, and it's time to ask for help...

I have two systems, one master and one slave (both recent installs), and it is the master that is having the problem. The primary master seems to have no errors, and the zone files seem to get updated (I suspect that the problem started sometime after I last started the bind service).

Upon issuing the command /etc/init.d/bind9 reload, I get the following error:

Reloading domain name service...: bindrndc: connection to remote host closed. This may indicate that the remote server is using an older version of the command protocol, this host is not authorized to connect, or the key is invalid.

I am fairly sure my config files are correct, but just in case the relevant portions are listed below. I did regenerate the key using rndc-confgen, but it had no effect. I did double check to make sure the key was the same for both servers in the named.conf and rndc.key files. I also checked file permissions.

Any help will be much appreciated. I've done quite a bit of research on the internet, and nothing I've found has helped. The entries listed below are the same on both servers.



controls {
inet port 953 allow { localhost; secondary_server_IP; } keys { rndc.key; };

allow-transfer { secondary_server_IP; };

key "rndc.key" {
algorithm hmac-md5;
secret "[code removed]";



key "rndc.key" {
algorithm hmac-md5;
secret "[code removed]";


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