named: invalid rndc key

Kyrre Nygard kyrreny at
Wed Jun 28 09:41:00 UTC 2006

At 03:29 28.06.2006, you wrote:
> > $ rndc reload
> > rndc: 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.
>Did you check that named was still listeing on port tcp 953? What does
>"netstat -Sa|grep rndc" tells you?
>Can you telnet localhost 953?
>Did you check that rndc and named are of the same version? Calling
>rndc with no argument should give you the version, and any dig request
>should give you the version of named. Do they have the same
>installation date?
>Best regards,

Hello man, thanks for replying!

This is what I was able to extract so far ...

# netstat -Sa | grep rndc
tcp6       0      0  ::1.rndc               *.*                    LISTEN
tcp4       0      0         *.*                    LISTEN

# rndc
Version: 9.3.2

# named -v
BIND 9.3.2

I can telnet localhost 953 but it doesn't get no further than to 
Escape character is '^]'.

Again, thanks a lot, cheers!

All the best,

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