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Start Stop Restart Bind DNS Server on Linux

The question – How do I restart Bind DNS server on my CentOS Linux machine?

There are a two methods for starting/stopping/restarting the Bind DNS server.

Using the service command

To start Bind:

service named start

To stop Bind:

service named stop

To restart Bind:

service named restart

Note that the service command can also be used to reload your Bind zone files without restarting the server:

service named reload

Using the named command

Start Bind:

/etc/init.d/named start

Stop Bind:

/etc/init.d/named stop

Restart Bind:

/etc/init.d/named restart

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