let me make a guess:
you forgot to put
in your bitcoin.conf?
bitcoind and namecoind listen for RPC commands even without the server flag. That's all they do, so it doesn't make sense to disable server functionality on them.
you are connecting from another machine, so you also need to set:
rpcallowip and rpcconnect
rpcallowip is probably what needs to be set here. rpcconnect is for using the client as a front-end to a remote bitcoind or namecoind.
I have a windows computer running namecoind with the required configurations
I'm trying to connect to it from my linuxcoin rigs with phoenix and am having trouble.
I think it has something to do with the URL any suggestions?
This is what i'm trying
python phoenix.py -u http://rpcuser:rpcpass@ipaddress:port
-k phatk DEVICE=0 etc etc
Post your bitcoin.conf and any arguments that you're passing to namecoind when you start it.