> Thanks for the overflowing suggestions and replies.
> I tested it earlier by incrementing the serial number of a test zone in
> the primary, then reload the primary and the secondary (both running
> BIND 8.4.6). The secondary didn't update the zone until 10-15 minutes
> later and it's unclear if the delay is a constant. That's why I want to
> force a refresh immediately instead of waiting "indefinitely".

Remember the file will not necessarially be written
immediately. You need to query the nameserver to determine
if the zone has updated.


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