ndc documentation for a newbie
Joe.Dufresne at bestbuy.com
Mon Mar 13 23:14:50 UTC 2000
Hi all -
I'm somewhat new UNIX Sys Admin and very new to BIND. I have been
unable to find much documentation on ndc.
I've read 90% of the O'Reilly DNS and BIND book.
I've searched through the latest release from www.isc.org/products/BIND.
I've asked my local guru's.
I've checked SOME of the archives of this newsgroup.
I saw the post to this newsgroup from 3/1/00 about the man page, but
when I type "man ndc" I get the following page:
% man ndc
Reformatting page. Wait... done
This command allows the system administrator to control the
operation of a name server. If no is given, will prompt for com-
mands until it reads EOF. Options are: Specifies the rendezvous
point for the control channel. The default is (a UNIX domain
socket which is also the server's default control channel). If
the desired control channel is a TCP/IP socket, then the format
of the argument is (for example, would be TCP port 54 on the
local host.) This option will the client side of the control
channel to a specific address. Servers can be configured to
reject connections which do not come from specific addresses.
The format is the same as for (see above). For backward compati-
bility with older name servers, is able to use UNIX signals for
control communications. This capability is optional in modern
name servers and will disappear altogether at some future time.
Note that the available set is narrower when the signal interface
is used. A likely argument would be something like Turns on
debugging output, which is of interest mainly to developers.
Suppresses prompts and result text. Suppresses nonfatal error
announcements. Turns on protocol and system tracing, useful in
installation debugging. Several commands are built into but the
full set of commands supported by the name server is dynamic and
should be discovered using the command (see below). Builtin com-
mands are: Provides help for builtin commands. Exit from com-
mand interpreter. Toggle tracing (see description above). Tog-
gle debugging (see description above). Toggle quietude (see
description above). Toggle silence (see description above). If
running in mode, any arguments to and commands are passed to the
new on its command line. If running in mode, there is no command
and the command just tells the name server to itself. Paul Vixie
(Internet Software Consortium)
The page is obviously messed up. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? Is
there another source of info on ndc that I'm not aware of?
Again, go easy on me - I'm new to this!
joe.dufresne at bestbuy.com
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