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Date:      Tue, 31 Dec 2002 12:23:42 +0000
From:      Ceri Davies <>
To:        Didier Wiroth <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: how to use ndc when running in bind in a sandbox
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In-Reply-To: <000101c2b00e$aeb874b0$952b6e94@lucifer>
References:  <000101c2b00e$aeb874b0$952b6e94@lucifer>

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On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 03:21:02PM +0100, Didier Wiroth wrote:
> dns# ll
> total 2
> -rw-r--r--  1 bind  bind   4 Dec 30 11:39
> srw-------  1 root  wheel  0 Dec 30 11:39 ndc
> dns# pwd
> /etc/namedb/var/run
> dns# ndc reload
> ndc: error: ctl_client: evConnect(fd 3): No such file or directory
> ndc: error: cannot connect to command channel (/var/run/ndc)

Have you rebooted since creating the /var/run/ndc -> /etc/namedb/var/run/ndc
symlink ?  If so, it will have been deleted.

> What am I missing? What do I have to modify to be able to use ndc?

Either arrange for the symlink to be recreated after each boot, or use
an alias for ndc of "ndc -c /etc/namedb/var/run/ndc".

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