Synchronous loading of a zone

Sebastian E. Castro Avila secastro at
Tue Apr 4 18:52:53 UTC 2006

On Tue, 04 Apr 2006 14:11:45 -0400, David Nolan <vitroth+ at> wrote:

> --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
> updates?

And you have a crystal ball also? ;-D

I'd love to do that, but by the moment it is not a feasible solution.

As you said, we update the form in an automatic process and we'd like to  
be sure the zone is loaded, to run some checks after that.

Thanks for your answer anyway.

> -David Nolan
>  Network Software Designer
>  Computing Services
>  Carnegie Mellon University

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