Provided by: pdns-server_4.1.6-1build1_amd64
pdns_control - pdns_control - Control the PowerDNS nameserver
pdns_control [OPTION]... COMMAND
pdns_control is used to send commands to a running PowerDNS nameserver.
--help Show summary of options. --chroot=<DIR> Directory where PowerDNS is chrooted. --config-dir=<DIR> Location of configuration directory (pdns.conf). --config-name=<NAME> Name of this virtual configuration - will rename the binary image. --remote-address=<ADDRESS> Remote address to query. --remote-port=<PORT> Remote port to query. --secret=<SECRET> Secret needed to connect to remote PowerDNS. --socket-dir=<DIR> Where the controlsocket lives.
bind-add-zone DOMAIN FILENAME When using the bindbackend, add a zone. This zone is added in-memory and served immediately. Note that this does not add the zone to the bind-config file. FILENAME must be an absolute path. bind-domain-status [DOMAIN...] When using the bindbackend, list status of all domains. Optionally, append DOMAINs to get the status of specific zones. bind-list-rejects When using the bindbackend, get a list of all rejected domains. bind-reload-now DOMAIN [DOMAIN...] When using the bindbackend, immediately reload DOMAIN from disk. ccounts Show the content of the cache. current-config Show the currently running configuration. The output has the same format as pdns_server --config. You'll notice that all the are uncommented. This is because PowerDNS simply has values, and the default isn't known at runtime. cycle Restart the nameserver so it reloads its configuration. Only works when the server is running in guardian mode. list Dump all variables and their values in a comma separated list, equivalent to show *. list-zones [master,slave,native] Show a list of zones, optionally filter on the type of zones to show. notify DOMAIN Adds DOMAIN to the notification list, causing PowerDNS 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. Use * to notify for all domains. (Note that you may need to escape the * sign in your shell.) notify-host DOMAIN ADDRESS Same as above but with operator specified IP ADDRESS as destination, to be used if you know better than PowerDNS. ping, rping Check if the server is still alive. Will return 'PONG' when it is. ping works when running inside a guardian, whereas rping works when running without a guardian. purge [RECORD] Purge entries from the cache. If RECORD ends with a dollar ($) all entries that end with that name are removed. If no record is specified the entire cache is purged. qtypes Get a count of queries per qtype on standard out. quit Tell a running pdns_server to quit. rediscover Instructs backends that new domains may have appeared in the database, or, in the case of the Bind backend, in named.conf. reload Instruct the server to reload all its zones, this will not add new zones. remotes Get the top number of remote addresses (clients). respsizes Get a histogram of the response sizes. retrieve DOMAIN Retrieve 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. status Show usage statistics. This only works if the server is running in guardian mode. token-login MODULE SLOT PIN Log on to a PKCS#11 slot. You only need to login once per slot, even if you have multiple keys on single slot. Only available if PowerDNS was compiled with PKCS#11 support. uptime Show the uptime of the running server. version Print the version of the running pdns daemon.
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