nsupdate is a computer network maintenance utility used by network administrators to request the name server of a DNS zone to update its database. The name server might be local to a domain or, with appropriate authentication and permission provided by DNSSEC, an internet name server.

BIND 8 and later supports this feature.


This example removes the nameserver address record for oldhost from domain and replaces it with a new address record with a 24 hour time to live (86,400 seconds). The new host's IP address is
# nsupdate
> server
> update delete A
> update add 86400 A
> send

See also

External links


  • RFC 2136

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