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Will restarting the system flush BIND (named) cache? I use GNU/Linux.

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yes it will; but you dont have to reboot the server; try:

rndc flush

or just restart bind

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Thanks. But actually, I did not want it to flush cache on restart. In fact I wanted it to keep the cache as long as possible, unless I said rndc flush. :-) –  Akilan Sep 2 '11 at 6:48
    
Is there an option to prevent flushing cache on restart? –  Akilan Sep 2 '11 at 7:52
    
@Akilan - you can dump current cache with rndc dumpdb ; but i dont think it's possible to reload such data [ see here lists.isc.org/pipermail/bind-users/2002-November/042297.html ] –  pQd Sep 2 '11 at 8:55
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