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PDNS_CONTROL

PDNS_CONTROL

Section: Maintenance Commands (8) Updated: December 2002
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NAME

pdns_control - Control the pDNS nameserver  

SYNOPSIS

pdns_control command  

DESCRIPTION

pdns_control is used to send commands to a running pDNS nameserver.  

COMMANDS

ccounts
Show the content of the cache
notify <domain>
Adds a domain to the notification list, causing PDNS to send out notifications to the nameservers of a domain. Can be used if a slave missed previous notifications or is generally hard of hearing.
notify-host <domain> <host>
Same as above but with operator specified IP address as destination, to be used if you know better than PowerDNS.
cycle
Restart the nameserver so it reloads its configuration.
ping
Check if the server is alive.
purge [<record>]
Purge entries from the packet cache. If the record name ends with a dollar ($) all entries that end with that name are removed. If no record is specified the entire cache is purged.
rediscover
Instructs backends that new domains may have appeared in the database, or, in the case of the Bind backend, in named.conf.
retrieve <domain>
Retrieve a slave domain from its master. Done nearly immediatly.
set <variable> <value>
Set the configuration parameter <variable> to <value>. Currently only the query-logging can be set.
show <variable>
Show a single statistic, as present in the output of the list command.
quit
Tell a running pdns_server to quit.
status
Show usage statistics.
uptime
Show the uptime of the running server.
version
Print the version of the running pdns daemon.
 

FILES

<socket>
Control socket used to communicate with pdns_server.
 

SEE ALSO

pdns_server(8)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
COMMANDS
FILES
SEE ALSO

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