On Wed, 6 Aug 2008, Doug Niven wrote:

> % rndc refresh
> rndc: 'refresh' failed: unexpected end of input


It expects at least one more argument (the zone name):

refresh zone [class [view]]

> % rndc stop
>
> % rndc start
> rndc: connect failed: 127.0.0.1#953: connection refused


No "start" command. rndc doesn't start named. rndc sends commands to
named, but since you stopped named it can't connect.