yadifad - Man Page

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:

http://www.yadifa.eu/download

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:

yadifad works only with 1 CLASS:

Class Value Definition
IN1 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
TXT 16 1035

Other tyes and pseudo resource records:

Type Value Defining RFC
* 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 (default)

[--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

shutdowns the server

SIGTERM

(see SIGINT)

Configuration

The yadifad.conf itself is mandatory, but can be empty. No options is needed for using yadifad DNS name server.

The yadifad configuration options can be found in yadifad.conf.5 man page. A complete description is provided in the YADIFA 2.5.2 Reference Manual (YM24).

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 1.1.1 or later.

Changes

Please check the README file from the source code.

Version

Version: 2.5.2 of 2021-09-29.

Mailing Lists

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

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

(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).

2021-09-29 YADIFA