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NAME

       pdns_control -

       pdns_control - Control the PowerDNS nameserver

SYNOPSIS

       pdns_control [OPTION]... COMMAND

DESCRIPTION

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

OPTIONS

       --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.

COMMANDS

   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.

SEE ALSO

       pdns_server(1)

AUTHOR

       PowerDNS.COM BV

COPYRIGHT

       2001-2018, PowerDNS.COM BV