BIND is the most popular version of the DNS server. Distributed by ISC, the current version of BIND is 9.3.0. Newer versions of BIND are relatively easy to compile on systems running Linux or UNIX, but configuration and operation can be…err…challenging.
One of the tools that makes BIND administration simpler is rndc (ndc in BIND 8x), the remote name daemon controller. rndc allows you to halt named, reload DNS database files, reload configuration files, view the status of the server, and more.
View available commands by entering rndc with no options at a command prompt or view the man page.
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