Execute the DNS (Dynamic Name Service) - named

Execute the DNS (Dynamic Name Service) server daemon that converts host names to IP addresses and vice versa. More information: named - manned.org.

  • Read the default configuration file /etc/named.conf, read any initial data and listen for queries:


  • Read a custom configuration file:

named -c {{path/to/named.conf}}

  • Use IPv4 or IPv6 only, even if the host machine is capable of utilising other protocols:

named {{-4|-6}}

  • Listen for queries on a specific port instead of the default port 53:

named -p {{port}}

  • Run the server in the foreground and do not daemonize:

named -f