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NAME

       pdns_control - Control the pDNS nameserver

SYNOPSIS

       pdns_control [options] command

DESCRIPTION

       pdns_control is used to send commands to a running pDNS 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 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)