Reload depending on Zonefiles

Johnno johnno at
Sat Mar 25 15:50:50 UTC 2000

Ralf Hildebrandt <R.Hildebrandt at> wrote:

> > For example: "ndc reload"

> Yes, but as I noticed, only one at a time.


> > If you're running a large nameserver which contains a lot of zones, it's
> > probably unwise to reload the entire database.

> Not really, but I want to descrease load anyway!

Reloading the entire DNS database on a namesevrer containing a lot of zones
will place extra load on the nameserver.

As I mentioned, you should only reload zones which have changed.

> > "ndc reload" by itself will
> > reload all of your zones, and it's really not necessary to do that unless
> > zone has changed.

> You mean "all zones have changed" ?


Johnno (johnno at

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