NAMED.RESTART(8) System Manager's Manual NAMED.RESTART(8)
named.restart - stop and restart the name server
This command sends a SIGKILL to the running name server and then starts
a new one.
Does not check to see if the name server is actually running, and could
use a stale PID cache file which may result in the death of an unre-
Does not wait after killing the old server before starting a new one;
since the server could take some time to die and the new one will expe-
rience a fatal error if the old one isn't gone by the time it starts,
you can be left in a situation where you have no name server at all.
4.2 Berkeley Distribution June 26, 1993 NAMED.RESTART(8)