Solaris Naming Administration Guide

Forcing in.named to Reload DNS Data

When in.named successfully starts, the daemon writes its process ID to the file /etc/ To have in.named reread named.boot and reload the database, enter:

# kill -HUP `cat /etc/`

This will eliminate all previously cache, and the caching process will start over again.

Caution - Caution -

Do not attempt to run in.named from inetd. This will continuously restart the name server and defeat the purpose of having a cache.