Synchronous loading of a zone

David Nolan vitroth+ at
Tue Apr 4 18:11:45 UTC 2006

--On Tuesday, April 04, 2006 12:39:09 -0400 "Sebastian E. Castro Avila" 
<secastro at> wrote:

> In normal operation, you have a zone and issue a command "rndc reload
> <zone>" and rndc ask to the server to reload the zone. That goes to an
> "event queue", and the server will try to load the zone as soon as
> possible. Waiting a fixed amount of time to check if the zone was loaded
> it is not a perfect solution (prone to errors).
> Is it any way to accomplish this task using BIND? Anyone could propose a
> better approach?

I presume your reason for this question is you've got an automated process 
of some form updating the zone contents and you want bind to reload the 
zone.  Why not do your automated updates via DDNS instead of zone file 

-David Nolan
 Network Software Designer
 Computing Services
 Carnegie Mellon University

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