nproxy man page
nproxy — DNS notification proxy
nproxy –powerdns-address ADDRESS [OPTION]… ADDRESS…
nproxy is a simple daemon that reads DNS NOTIFY queries on one address and forwards them to an ‘inner’ nameserver that will process the notification.
Its usecase is e.g. a private authoritative server inside a NAT or firewalled LAN where nproxy is deployed in the DMZ.
The PowerDNS Authoritative Server has the trusted-notification-proxy option that should be set to the address set with –origin-address to accept these proxied notifications.
nproxy also has a health-check option built in. A query for ‘pdns.nproxy.’ with QType ‘TXT’ will be responded to with an answer of “OK” (inside the TXT record. When the query is for an A-record, ‘126.96.36.199.’ is returned.
- --powerdns-address <ADDRESS>
IP address of the PowerDNS server to forward the notifications to.
- --chroot <PATH>
chroot to PATH for additional security.
- --setuid <UID>
setuid to this numerical UID.
- --setgid <GID>
setgid to this numerical GID.
- --origin-address <ADDRESS>
Set the source of the notifications sent to PowerDNS to ADDRESS. By default, the best matching address (kernel’s choice) is used.
- --listen-address <ADDRESS>
IP addresses to listen on.
- --listen-port <PORT>
Source port to listen on, 53 by default.
- -d,--daemon <ARG>
Set ARG to 0 to disable running in the background.
- -v, --verbose
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