Provided by: pdns-server_3.0-1.1ubuntu1_amd64
pdns_control - Control the pDNS nameserver
pdns_control [options] command
pdns_control is used to send commands to a running pDNS nameserver.
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
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.
<socket> Control socket used to communicate with pdns_server.