Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'd like to manually change some entries in a Bind server via the dynamic update. I couldn't find any specific tool to do that however. Is there any cli application where I can specify the record to add/remove and send the specific request?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

is nsupdate what you're looking for. It can be used to make dynamic changes to suitably configured BIND installations.

nsupdate -k /etc/somekeyfile
> server /* address from the controls section of named.conf */
> zone local
> update add usvr.local 86400 cname ubuntuSVR.local
> send /* add the record */
> update delete usvr.local
> send /* delete the record */
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.