Linux DNS Server failing to start

I am having trouble working on getting a Primary DNS server going on Ubuntu. I am just learning how this stuff works. I do plan on getting my project completed once I get my Windows Server switched over to Ubuntu Server. The problem I am having is it isn't fully starting up. I am trying to follow the offical documentation from the Ubuntu Website. I am pretty sure I'm not understanding it all the way. I am running 13.10, and using this guide, for Ubuntu Server 10.10; I don't know if this would make any difference or not. I don't think 10.10 is supported anymore anyway. Here is my current configureation currently.


forwarders {;;



; BIND data file for local loopback interface
$TTL 604800
2 ; Serial
604800 ; Refresh
86400 ; Retry
2419200 ; Expire
604800 ) ; Negative Cache TTL
@ IN A
@ IN AAAA ::1
ns IN A


I tried to restart BIND9 using this configuration, but it failed to restart. The error I got was



*stopping domain name service... BIND9

rndc: connect failed: connection refused


*starting domain name service... BIND9                                  [fail]


I am thinking it could be dealing with the configuration, though I do have a primary DNS going on my Windows Server currently acting as the primary DNS Server right now for my network. I don't know if that will have any effect or not. I am working on setting a VLAN up on my switch, but haven't had any luck on that.

It might be a permissions issue. Try this: