ldns-notify man page

ldns-notify — notify DNS servers that updates are available


ldns-notify [options] -z zone servers


ldns-notify sends a NOTIFY message to DNS servers. This tells them that an updated zone is available at the master servers. It can perform TSIG signatures and it can add a SOA serial number of the updated zone. If a server already has that serial number it will disregard the message.


-z zone
The zone that is updated.
Show usage and exit
Show the version and exit
-s serial
Append a SOA record indicating the serial number of the updated zone.
-p port
Use port as destination port (default the DNS port 53) for the UDP packets.
-y key:data
Use the given TSIG key and base64-data to sign the NOTIFY. Uses the hmac-md5 algorithm.
Print verbose debug information. The query that is sent and the query that is received.
-r num
Specify the maximum number of retries before notify gives up trying to send the UDP packet.

Exit Code

The program exits with a 0 exit code if all servers replied an acknowledgement to the notify message, and a failure exit code otherwise.


Written by the ldns team as an example for ldns usage.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <ldns-team@nlnetlabs.nl>.


9 Jan 2007