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Manual Reference Pages  -  PDNS_CONTROL (1)

NAME

pdns_control - Control the PowerDNS nameserver

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Commands
Files
See Also

SYNOPSIS

pdns_control [options] command

DESCRIPTION

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

OPTIONS

A summary of options is included below.
--help Show summary of options.
--chroot\=...
  Where PowerDNS is chrooted
--config-dir\=...
  Location of configuration directory (pdns.conf)
--config-name\=...
  Name of this virtual configuration - will rename the binary image
--remote-address\=...
  Remote address to query
--remote-port\=...
  Remote port to query
--secret\=...
  Secret needed to connect to remote PowerDNS
--socket-dir\=...
  Where the controlsocket will live

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 immediately.
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)
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PowerDNS PDNS_CONTROL (8) December 2002

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