It is quite a common occurrence in cPanel to receive such an error as rndc:
connect failed: connection refused
To get your name servers working, you will need to eliminate this error, it
is quite a simple fix and can be completed in a few minutes via the
standard cPanel /scripts
1. Login to your server as root via SSH 2. Run: /scripts/updatenow 3. Run: /scripts/fixndc
This will fix your problems some of the time, but if it does not, do the
1. Login to your server as root via SSH 2. Run: vi /etc/rndc.conf (or vi /etc/namedb/rndc.conf on FreeBSD) replace all instances of "rndc-key" with "rndckey" 3. Run: vi /etc/named.conf (or vi /etc/namedb/named.conf on FreeBSD) replace all instances of "rndc-key" with "rndckey" 4. Run: /scripts/fixnamed 5. Run: /scripts/fixndc 6. If you received an error in the last step, run /scripts/fixndc another time. 7. Restart named (on RH this is service named restart)
If you are still having issues, try checking out the cpanel forums, or
contact cpanel support for more help.
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