yadifad man page

yadifad — an authoritative Internet domain name server.

Synopsis

yadifad [--config|-c configfile] [--daemon|-d] [-u uid] [-g gid] [-V] [-h]

Description

yadifad is a Domain Name System (DNS) server, part of the YADIFA distribution from EURid vzw/asbl. The latest version of YADIFA can be found on:

yadifad reads the zone files from yadifad.conf, and starts up an authoritative name server. It listens to UDP and TCP DNS queries and returns answers from its own database.

yadifad knows the main DNS protocols:

*
AXFR
*
IXFR
*
DNSSEC
*
DNS Update
*
NOTIFY

yadifad works only with 1 CLASS:

Class       Value   Definition
IN          1       (Internet class)

yadifad supports following TYPES:

Type        Value   Defining RFC

A           1       1035
AAAA        28      3596
CNAME       5       1035
DNSKEY      48      4034
DS          43      4034
HINFO       12      1035
MX          15      1035
NAPTR       35      3403
NS          2       1035
NSEC        47      4034
NSEC3       50      5155
NSEC3PARAM  51      5155
PTR         12      1035
RRSIG       46      4034
SOA         6       1035
SRV         33      2782
SSHFP       44      4255
TLSA        52      6698
TXT         16      1035

Other tyes and pseudo resource records: 

*           255     1035
AXFR        252     1035
IXFR        251     1035
OPT         41      6891

Options

[--config|-c configfile]
Another config file will be used.
[--daemon|-d]
Starts the name server in daemon mode.
[--uid|-u uid]
Starts the name server with the given uid.
[--gid|-g gid]
Starts the name server with the given gid.
[-V]
Shows version information.
[--help|-h]
Shows a help text

Signals

SIGHUP
reloads the zone and key sections in the configuration file and reloads the zone file(s) with incremented serial number, and close all log files and reopens them.
SIGINT
shuts down the server
SIGTERM
(see SIGINT)

Files

yadifad.conf
The YADIFA configuration file.
yadifad
The name server binary.
yadifad.8
This man page.
yadifad.conf.5
Configuration man page for YADIFA.

See Also

yadifad.conf(5)

Requirements

OpenSSL
yadifad requires OpenSSL version 0.9.8 or later.

Changes

Please check the README file from the source code.

Version

Version: 2.2.1 of 2016-07-19.

Mailing Lists

There is a mailinglist for questions relating to any program in the yadifa package:

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yadifa-users@mailinglists.yadifa.eu
for submitting questions/answers.
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http://www.yadifa.eu/mailing-list-users
for subscription requests.

If you would like to stay informed about new versions and official patches send a subscription request to via:

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http://www.yadifa.eu/mailing-list-annou…

(this is a read-only list).

Authors

Gery Van Emelen
Email: Gery.VanEmelen@EURid.eu
Eric Diaz Fernandez
Email: Eric.DiazFernandez@EURid.eu

WWW: http://www.EURid.eu

Referenced By

yadifa(8), yadifad.conf(5).

2016-07-19 YADIFA YADIFA