pdns_control (1) - Linux Man Pages
pdns_control: Control the PowerDNS nameserver
NAMEpdns_control - Control the PowerDNS nameserver
SYNOPSISpdns_control [options] command
DESCRIPTIONpdns_control is used to send commands to a running PowerDNS nameserver.
OPTIONSA summary of options is included below.
Show summary of options.
Where PowerDNS is chrooted
Location of configuration directory (pdns.conf)
Name of this virtual configuration - will rename the binary image
Remote address to query
Remote port to query
Secret needed to connect to remote PowerDNS
- Where the controlsocket will live
- 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.
- Restart the nameserver so it reloads its configuration.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tell a running pdns_server to quit.
- Show usage statistics.
- Show the uptime of the running server.
- Print the version of the running pdns daemon.
- Control socket used to communicate with pdns_server.