Rndc Permission Denied

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Hi, h when I have the following problem with rndc:

[root@CentOS7 ~]# rndc recursing and rndc: ‘recursing’ failed: permission denied

SELinux is disables:

named.conf config file is:

// named.conf
// Provided by Red Hat bind package to configure the ISC BIND named(8) DNS
// server as a caching only nameserver (as a localhost DNS resolver only).
// See /usr/share/doc/bind*/sample/ for example named configuration files.

options {
// listen-on port 53 {; };
listen-on port 53 {; };
// listen-on-v6 port 53 { ::1; };
directory “/var/named”;
dump-file “/var/named/data/cache_dump.db”;
statistics-file “/var/named/data/named_stats.txt”;
memstatistics-file “/var/named/data/named_mem_stats.txt”;
allow-query { localhost;; };

– If you are building an AUTHORITATIVE DNS server, do NOT enable recursion.
– If you are building a RECURSIVE (caching) DNS server, you need to enable
– If your recursive DNS server has a public IP address, you MUST
enable access
control to limit queries to your legitimate users. Failing to do so will
cause your server to become part of large scale DNS amplification
attacks. Implementing BCP38 within your network would greatly
reduce such attack surface
recursion yes;

dnssec-enable yes;
dnssec-validation yes;
dnssec-lookaside auto;

bindkeys-file “/etc/named.iscdlv.key”;

managed-keys-directory “/var/named/dynamic”;


logging {
channel default_debug {
file “data/named.run”;
severity dynamic;

zone “.” IN {
type hint;
file “named.ca”;

zone “example.com.” IN {
type master;
file “example.com.fz”;
allow-update { none; };

zone “0.168.192.in-addr.arpa” IN {
type master;
file “example.com.rz”;
allow-update { none; };

include “/etc/named.rfc1912.zones”;
include “/etc/named.root.key”;

any ideas


One thought on - Rndc Permission Denied

  • Well,

    I’ve found that it was a permission issue:

    touch /var/named/named.recursing ; chown named. /var/named/named.recursing

    and now it doesn’t complain…

    However, file created has only the following:

    ; Recursing Queries
    ; Dump complete

    I don’t understand what’s the use of recursing subcommand… please help me!

    2014-09-21 19:39 GMT-03:00 Sergio Belkin :