Jack Tavares wrote:
> It appears to me that issuing a
> rndc status
> command will tall named to reload the config
> if the named.conf file has changed.
> Is that what is happening (or is there something else going
> on in my system to cause the reload)
> If that is what is happening, I assume it is intentional.
> I can't find any documentation that mentions this.

Usage: rndc [-c config] [-s server] [-p port]
[-k key-file ] [-y key] [-V] command

command is one of the following:

reload Reload configuration file and zones.
reload zone [class [view]]
Reload a single zone.
refresh zone [class [view]]
Schedule immediate maintenance for a zone.
retransfer zone [class [view]]
Retransfer a single zone without checking serial number.
freeze Suspend updates to all dynamic zones.
freeze zone [class [view]]
Suspend updates to a dynamic zone.
thaw Enable updates to all dynamic zones and reload them.
thaw zone [class [view]]
Enable updates to a frozen dynamic zone and reload it.
notify zone [class [view]]
Resend NOTIFY messages for the zone.
reconfig Reload configuration file and new zones only.
stats Write server statistics to the statistics file.
querylog Toggle query logging.
dumpdb [-all|-cache|-zones] [view ...]
Dump cache(s) to the dump file (named_dump.db).
stop Save pending updates to master files and stop the server.
stop -p Save pending updates to master files and stop the server
reporting process id.
halt Stop the server without saving pending updates.
halt -p Stop the server without saving pending updates reporting
process id.
trace Increment debugging level by one.
trace level Change the debugging level.
notrace Set debugging level to 0.
flush Flushes all of the server's caches.
flush [view] Flushes the server's cache for a view.
flushname name [view]
Flush the given name from the server's cache(s)
status Display status of the server.
recursing Dump the queries that are currently recursing
validation newstate [view]
Enable / disable DNSSEC validation.
*restart Restart the server.

* == not yet implemented
Version: 9.5.0-P2