Proper way to run bind9

Brad Knowles brad at
Tue Sep 28 03:46:56 PDT 2004

At 2:55 AM -0700 2004-09-28, Doug Barton wrote:

>>  The man page for named(8) says:
>>  "In  routine  operation, signals should not be used to control the name-
>>  server; rndc should be used instead."
>  That same man page then defines the behavior for SIGINT and SIGTERM.
>  Killing named with a signal in this case is harmless, and should be
>  functionally equivalent to 'rndc stop', except in those cases where
>  rndc is buggered for some reason.

	Signals may currently be supported, but I guarantee you that they 
will be going away.  Get used to using rndc now.  If you don't, you 
*will* come to grief over this matter.

Brad Knowles, <brad at>

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