BIND (named) does not listen for remote rndc after boot

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • The named daemon does not listen or respond to remote rndc calls after reboot.
  • It starts working after running rndc reload or systemctl restart named locally.
  • Error similar to the following is logged on start:

    Oct 04 08:22:13 named[<PID>]: /etc/named.conf:123: couldn't add command channel address not available


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • bind installed

Subscriber exclusive content

A Red Hat subscription provides unlimited access to our knowledgebase, tools, and much more.

Current Customers and Partners

Log in for full access

Log In