Stopping named: rndc failed, trying killall: .

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Mon Mar 12 17:17:39 UTC 2007

On Mar 8, 2007, at 2:03 PM, Dan Nelson wrote:
[ ... ]
>> It would be nifty to make ndc/rndc smart enough to understand how to
>> find the pidfile under the chroot location.
> rndc doesn't need to know where the pid is; it connects directly to
> named over the control port (953) to do its magic.  Try running "rndc
> status" while named is running; if you get an error message  
> complaining
> about midding rndc.conf or rndc.key files, you may need to configure
> that before rndc will work.

"rndc status" works fine for me, but I recall that trying to use it  
to kill/restart named always fails when named is configured with  


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