Clearing BIND's cache

James Raftery james-bind-users at
Thu Mar 8 15:43:17 UTC 2001

On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 05:32:34PM +0200, Steven Sporen wrote:
> I'm running bind 9.1 in non DNSSEC mode (ie. the same as bind 8.x) - what
> I'm trying to figure out is how do I tell named to clear all cached copies
> of zone information? Someone does a zone update and although the TTL is
> still valid I'd like to force our name server to reload the new info from
> the source servers.

You cannot selectively remove cache entries. The entire cache is cleared
with a restart -- that's your only option.

James Raftery (JBR54)
  "It's somewhere in the Red Hat district"  --  A network engineer's
   freudian slip when talking about Amsterdam's nightlife at RIPE 38.

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