pdns_control - Control the PowerDNS nameserver
pdns_control [OPTION]... COMMAND
pdns_control is used to send commands to a running PowerDNS nameserver.
--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.
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.
: 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.