Can I force a selective cache update?

Mark_Andrews at Mark_Andrews at
Thu Jun 13 22:36:45 UTC 2002

> Hi there,
> I have a scenario in which a host gets an IP address; someone queries
> for it in BIND; the query gets cached; the host immediately changes
> its IP address; BIND (which is non-authoritative) keeps answering the
> now obsolete IP address.
> I wouldn't like to flush the whole cache just for one hostname. Can I
> force the update of just this record somehow?

	You will need to wait till BIND 9.3 for this support.
	You can flush the cache with BIND 9.2 via rndc.
	Otherwise you need to restart.

> Any help will be appreciated.
>                       Joan
Mark Andrews, Internet Software Consortium
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742                 INTERNET: Mark.Andrews at

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