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NDC(8)			FreeBSD	System Manager's Manual			NDC(8)

     ndc -- name daemon	control	interface

     ndc directive [...]

     This command allows the name server administrator to send various signals
     to	the name server, or to restart it.  Zero or more directives may	be
     given, from the following list:

     status    Displays	the current status of named(8) as shown	by ps(1).

     dumpdb    Causes named to dump its	database and cache to
	       /var/tmp/named_dump.db (uses the	INT signal.)

     reload    Causes named to check the serial	numbers	of all primary and
	       secondary zones and to reload those that	have changed (uses the
	       HUP signal.)

     stats     Causes named to dump its	statistics to /var/tmp/named.stats
	       (uses the IOT or	ABRT signal.)

     trace     Causes named to increment its ``tracing level'' by one.	When-
	       ever the	tracing	level is nonzero, trace	information will be
	       written to /var/tmp/  Higher tracing levels result in
	       more detailed information.  (Uses the USR1 signal.)

     notrace   Causes named to set its ``tracing level'' to zero, closing
	       /var/tmp/, if it is open (uses the USR2	signal.)

     querylog  Causes named to toggle the ``query logging'' feature, which
	       while on	will result in a syslog(2) of each incoming query
	       (uses the WINCH signal.)	 Note that query logging consumes
	       quite a lot of log file space.  This directive may also be
	       given as	qrylog.

     start     Causes named to be started, as long as it isn't already run-

     stop      Causes named to be stopped, if it is running.

     restart   Causes named to be killed and restarted.

     Arguments to named	are not	preserved by restart, or known by start.

     Some mechanism for	controlling the	parameters and environment should

     Implemented as a sh(1) script.

     Paul Vixie	(Internet Software Consortium)

     named(8), named.reload(8),	named.restart(8).

4th Berkeley Distribution      November	27, 1994     4th Berkeley Distribution


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