[SPAM] Re: why doesn't rndc return exit status ?

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Sun May 25 21:45:10 UTC 2008

Evan Hunt wrote:
>> BIND9 works asynchronously. It receives the request from rndc and works 
>> on it and completes it later. Otherwise it could take a long time for 
>> the request to complete. Take a request to reload a large zone. It may 
>> take a while.
> True, but adding an option to have rndc wait for a reply before exiting
> could be workable.

It's a really bad idea in my opinion. It's better to have rndc status 
show the status of inprocess commands.


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