NSD reload

Josh Nertrino linkzweb at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 7 05:01:20 UTC 2007

Wouter, thanks for your fast reply. Would be nice to have this feature - then NSD will be used in even more critical DNS servers around the world. Thanks!

----- Original Message ----
From: W.C.A. Wijngaards <wouter at nlnetlabs.nl>
To: Josh Nertrino <linkzweb at yahoo.com>
Cc: nsd-users at NLnetLabs.nl
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2007 8:32:37 AM
Subject: Re: NSD reload

Hi Josh,

NSD 3.0.x can secondary, with notify/ixfr it can reload existing zones 
without restart of the daemon.
Adding a new zone requires a full restart, with a modified config file.

I note this is a oft-requested feature (adding new zones without a restart).

Best regards,

Josh Nertrino wrote:
> Hi there!
> I remember reading that you cannot reload new zone files on the fly 
> and require a full restart of the nsd daemon? We are evaluating 
> multiple DNS servers that have better performance comparing to bind, 
> but will require quite heavy zone reload (new and existing) every 10 
> minutes or so. Downtime (even 1-3 secs) is not the option. Thanks!
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