You might try looking in your 10.13 /etc/services file.
On 10.12, there is the DNS server listening on port 53:
domain 53/udp # Domain Name Server
domain 53/tcp # Domain Name Server
...but nothing at port 953.
> On Feb 22, 2018, at 7:03 PM, @lbutlr <[hidden email]> wrote:
> has anyone tried to run Bind under macOS 10.13. Since I have a fixed IP at home I wanted to setup a slave DNS for my servers, but when I try to start bind I get
> # rndc reload
> rndc: connect failed: 127.0.0.1#953: connection refused
> There's no bind/named process running. Does macOS have a default caching DNS listening on ports 53/953?
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