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Manual Reference Pages  -  DNSCACHE-CONF (8)

NAME

dnscache-conf - sets up a DNS cache service.

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
See Also

SYNOPSIS

dnscache-conf acct logacct D [ ip ]

DESCRIPTION

This is a reference page. For tutorial information, see the instructions for
workstations (http://cr.yp.to/djbdns/run-cache.html),
home computers (http://cr.yp.to/djbdns/run-cache-home.html),
external caches (http://cr.yp.to/djbdns/run-cache-x.html), or
upgrading from BIND (http://cr.yp.to/djbdns/run-cache-bind-1.html).

dnscache-conf creates a service directory D that runs dnscache(8). The name D must start with a slash and must not contain any special characters. Normally D is /etc/dnscache.

You can run the service under svscan(8) by creating a symbolic link in the svscan(8) directory:

ln -s D /service

The service will start within five seconds, and will be restarted upon reboot. You can use svc(8) to control the service.

dnscache-conf arranges for dnscache(8) to chroot to D/root and to run under the uid and gid of acct. The name acct must not contain any special characters.

dnscache-conf arranges for dnscache(8) to listen for UDP packets and TCP connections on port 53 of ip.

ip is optional; if it is not supplied, dnscache-conf arranges for dnscache(8) to listen on 127.0.0.1.

dnscache-conf creates D/root/ip/127.0.0.1 so that dnscache(8) will accept queries from 127.0.0.1.

dnscache-conf puts 128 bytes of not-particularly-secret data into D/seed and arranges for dnscache(8) to pass D/seed to dns_random_init(3). If your system has a good source of random data, you can replace D/seed with 128 bytes of data from that source.

dnscache-conf creates an automatically rotated log directory in D/log/main. The logs are owned by logacct. The corresponding multilog(8) processes run under the uid and gid of logacct. The name logacct must not contain any special characters.

SEE ALSO

dnscache(8), svscan(8), svc(8), multilog(8), axfrdns-conf(8), rbldns-conf(8), tinydns-conf(8), walldns-conf(8)

http://cr.yp.to/djbdns.html

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