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poke_ns - restarts a running DHCP server
poke_dhcp poke_dhcp [ restart | reload | debug | nodebug | dump | ter
poke_ns sends process control signals to a running bind nameserver.
Without any options poke-ns emits a help message.
Terminates the running nameserver by the sending the TERM signal
and restarts the nameserver.
Send the HUP signal to the running nameserver which instructs it
to reload all its zone files.
debug: Sends the USR1 signal to the nameserver which causes it to write
debugging output to the named_run file. The named_run file is
created in the /var/tmp directory with a version 4 nameserver or
in current directory with a version 8 nameserver. Sending
another USR1 signal increases the level of debugging output.
Turn off debugging output by sending the SIGUSR2 signal to the
dump: Sends the INT signal which causes the nameserver to dump a copy
of its internal database files to the named_dump.db file.
Sends the TERM signal which causes the running nameserver to
poke_ns uses a simple environment file which sets various default
parameters. Parameters are set using a parameter=value syntax. The
environment file is normally located in /usr/local/etc/poke_ns.env.
Parameters settable in this file are:
Pathname of the database dump file. DEBUG: Pathname of the
debug output file.
NAMED: Pathname of the nameserver executable to use when restarting the
Pathname of the file which contains the process id of the run
The environment file is checked to be sure it is only writable by root,
since poke_ns is normally setuid root and only executable by a group
responsible for nameserver maintenance.
gendns(1), genstatic(1), updatehosts(1)
4th Berkeley Distribution $Date: POKE_DHCP(1)