rec_control man page

rec_control — control pdns_recursor

Synopsis

rec_control [OPTION]... COMMAND [COMMAND-OPTION]...

Description

rec_control allows the operator to control a running instance of the pdns_recursor.

The commands that can be passed to the recursor are described on http://doc.powerdns.com/md/recursor/run…

Examples

To stop the recursor by hand, run:

# rec_control quit

To dump the cache to disk, execute:

# rec_control dump-cache /tmp/the-cache

Options

--help
provide this helpful message.
--config-dir=PATH
Directory where the recursor.conf lives.
--socket-dir=PATH
Where the controlsocket will live, please use --config-dir instead.
--socket-pid=PID
When running in SMP mode, pid of pdns_recursor to control.
--timeout=NUM
Number of seconds to wait for the remote PowerDNS Recursor to respond. Set to 0 for infinite.

Commands

add-nta DOMAIN [REASON]
Add a Negative Trust Anchor for DOMAIN, suffixed optionally with REASON.
add-ta DOMAIN DSRECORD
Add a Trust Anchor for DOMAIN with DS record data DSRECORD. This adds the new Trust Anchor to the existing set of Trust Anchors for DOMAIN.
current-queries
Shows the currently active queries.
clear-nta DOMAIN...
Remove Negative Trust Anchor for one or more DOMAINs. Set domain to '*' to remove all NTA's.
clear-ta [DOMAIN]...
Remove Trust Anchor for one or more DOMAINs. Note that removing the root trust anchor is not possible.
dump-cache FILENAME
Dumps the entire cache to FILENAME. This file should not exist already, PowerDNS will refuse to overwrite it. While dumping, the recursor will not answer questions.
dump-edns FILENAME
Dumps the EDNS status to the filename mentioned. This file should not exist already, PowerDNS will refuse to overwrite it. While dumping, the recursor will not answer questions.
dump-nsspeeds FILENAME
Dumps the nameserver speed statistics to the FILENAME mentioned. This file should not exist already, PowerDNS will refuse to overwrite it. While dumping, the recursor will not answer questions.
get STATISTIC [STATISTIC]...
Retrieve a statistic. For items that can be queried, see http://doc.powerdns.com/md/recursor/sta…
get-all
Retrieve all known statistics.
get-ntas
Get a list of the currently configured Negative Trust Anchors.
get-tas
Get a list of the currently configured Trust Anchors.
get-parameter KEY [KEY]...
Retrieves the specified configuration parameter(s).
get-qtypelist
Retrieves QType statistics. Queries from cache aren't being counted yet.
help
Shows a list of supported commands.
ping
Check if server is alive.
quit
Request shutdown of the recursor.
quit-nicely
Request nice shutdown of the recursor.
reload-acls
Reloads ACLs.
reload-lua-script [FILENAME]
(Re)loads Lua script FILENAME. If FILENAME is empty, attempt to reload the currently loaded script. This replaces the script currently loaded.
reload-lua-config [FILENAME]
(Re)loads Lua configuration FILENAME. If FILENAME is empty, attempt to reload the currently loaded file. Note that FILENAME will be fully executed, any settings changed at runtime that are not modified in this file, will still be active. Reloading RPZ, especially by AXFR, can take some time; during which the recursor will not answer questions.
reload-zones
Reload authoritative and forward zones. Retains current configuration in case of errors.
set-carbon-server CARBON SERVER [CARBON OURNAME]
Set the carbon-server setting to CARBON SERVER. If CARBON OURNAME is not empty, also set the carbon-ourname setting to CARBON OURNAME.
set-dnssec-log-bogus SETTING
Set dnssec-log-bogus setting to SETTING. Set to 'on' or 'yes' to log DNSSEC validation failures and to 'no' or 'off' to disable logging these failures.
set-minimum-ttl NUM
Set minimum-ttl-override to NUM.
top-queries
Shows the top-20 queries. Statistics are over the last 'stats-ringbuffer-entries' queries.
top-largeanswer-remotes
Shows the top-20 remote hosts causing large answers. Statistics are over the last 'stats-ringbuffer-entries' queries.
top-remotes
Shows the top-20 most active remote hosts. Statistics are over the last 'stats-ringbuffer-entries' queries.
top-servfail-queries
Shows the top-20 queries causing servfail responses. Statistics are over the last 'stats-ringbuffer-entries' queries.
top-servfail-remotes
Shows the top-20 most active remote hosts causing servfail responses. Statistics are over the last 'stats-ringbuffer-entries' queries.
trace-regex REGEX
Emit resolution trace for matching queries. Empty regex to disable trace.
unload-lua-script
Unloads Lua script.
version
Report running version.
wipe-cache DOMAIN [DOMAIN] [...]
Wipe entries for DOMAIN (exact name match) from the cache. This is useful if, for example, an important server has a new IP address, but the TTL has not yet expired. Multiple domain names can be passed. DOMAIN can be suffixed with a 'ʹtodeletethewholetreefromthecache.i.epowerdns.com' will remove all cached entries under and including the powerdns.com name.

Bugs

None known. File new ones at https://github.com/PowerDNS/pdns/issues.

Resources

Website: https://docs.powerdns.com, https://www.powerdns.com

See Also

pdns_recursor(1)

Authors

PowerDNS.COM BV.

Referenced By

pdns_recursor(1), pmdapdns(1).

April 2006