bindconfig - Configures BIND services for a single system or cluster
/usr/sbin/bindconfig [-ui cli [clioptions]|gui [x resources]|menu]
Specifies the user interface to be invoked. The choices are: Specifies command line interface. Specifies graphical user interface. Specifies menu interface. If you select this interface, the system runs bindsetup. For more information, see the bindsetup(8) reference page. Specific command line options that will be used to interact with netconfig. The syntax is as follows: Provides a brief help message, listing all the configurable components along with the actions that can be performed on those components. Configurable components are indicated in Help output by a ``-'' prefix. Provides a detailed help message on how to configure the specified configurable component. Each action will be listed on a separate line with the attributes that can be used for the action. The configurable components are: Sets the respective variables in the /etc/rc.config file to denote that the system is configured as a BIND client. Sets the respective BIND variables in the /etc/rc.config file to denote that the system is configured as a BIND server, and allows the user to specify the boot, cache, and BIND database directory. The named daemon can be started and stopped during this configuration. Sets the resolution order in the /etc/svc.conf and /etc/svcorder files. Also sets the resolution parameters such as domain and name server in the /etc/resolv.conf file. This item must be configured in order for your system to run any BIND service as either a client or server. Configured only when the BIND service type is Server. Sets the domains of the zones the system has authority over in the /etc/namedb/named.boot file and creates files for the BIND database to be stored in. Resource records are specified for every zone configured, and the resource record data is stored in the respective zone database files. Used primarily to deconfigure BIND on a system, this removes all traces of BIND from the /etc/rc.config, /etc/namedb/named.boot, /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/svcorder and /etc/svc.conf files and kills the named daemon if it is running. Used to perform a specific action on the selected component, optionally by altering the attribute's value for the selected component. A list of actions and their specific attribute-value pair will be listed by the clioption - configurable_component>Help. The actions are: Causes a new configuration to be created on the system for the selected component Modifies an existing configuration for the selected component Adds a new value to an attribute on an existing configuration for the selected component Deletes a value of an attribute on an existing configuration for the selected component Removes an existing configuration for the selected component Lists all the attribute-value pairs for the selected component on the system
The x resources are standard X11 resource options. For more information,
The Bind Configuration application, bindconfig, allows a system to be configured as a Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) Client, which queries a BIND server for host name and address information, interprets responses, and passes the information to requesting applications, or as a BIND Server, which is the authoritative source for information about a zone or zones. The BIND server either maintains the master copy of the hosts database for the zone or zones, or obtains the required information.
Before using bindconfig, be sure to configure Network Interfaces using the Network Configuration Manager application. You can access netconfig from the Configuration Checklist. If the Network Interfaces are down when you configure your system as either a BIND client or a BIND server, the named daemon will not start.
Use bindconfig to: Configure the host system as a master nameserver for one or more zones, as a caching-only nameserver, or as a nameservice client Initialize and maintain BIND data files and generate resource records to manage areas such as: host name to address/address to host name mapping, host information, host name aliasing, name servers, mail exchange, and the cache file root server list Manage the BIND boot files, including creation of multiple zones of authority, designation of forwarders, and indication of slave configurations Maintain the resolver configuration file, specify queriable name servers, and specify an alternate domain search list
The bindconfig application provides a host name and address lookup service for the Internet Network. The application distributes only the hosts database in the Tru64 UNIX operating system.
You must have root privileges to run this application.
command has three user interface options:
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Command line interface (CLI)
Menu interface (Menu)
To start bindconfig from the graphical user interface, do the following: Click on the Application Manager icon on the CDE front panel. Double click on the System_Admin application group icon. Double click on the Configuration application group icon. Double click on the BIND icon.
To start bindconfig from the xterm, enter the following command from the xterm: /usr/sbin/bindconfig
To start the bindconfig command line interface, enter the following command from the xterm: bindconfig -ui cli [clioptions]
To start the bindconfig menu interface, enter the following command from the xterm: bindconfig -ui menu
This option starts the setup script for
For more information, see the
You can view online help for this application by entering the following at the command line: /usr/dt/bin/dthelpview -helpVolume \ /usr/dt/appconfig/help/C/BindConfig.sdl
You can also view online help for this application by choosing Help
from the menu bar in the GUI version. The Help pulldown menu is displayed,
providing the following options:
Displays the Overview section of the help volume, which describes
the purpose of the application, how to run the application, and how to exit
Displays the Tasks section of the help volume, which describes
how to use the application to perform various tasks.
Displays the Reference section of the help volume, which describes
all dialog boxes and dialog box components in the application.
Activates the On Item help functionality by displaying a question
mark as the cursor. When the cursor is positioned on any component in the
application and you click on the component, a Help Viewer window is opened
and the help for the selected component is displayed in the window.
Displays the standard CDE instructions on how to use the Help
Displays version, copyright, and trademark information for
The following example shows how to configure the system for a BIND client configuration using the command line interface: bindconfig -ui cli -resolver create domain=x.y.com ns=22.214.171.124 bindconfig -ui cli -client create The following example shows how to add an additional name server using the command line interface: bindconfig -ui cli -resolver add ns=126.96.36.199 search=y.y.com The following example shows how to configure the system as a BIND server using the command line interface: bindconfig -ui cli -server create domain=x.y.com \ boot=/etc/namedb/named.boot cache=/etc/namedb/named.ca dir=/etc/namedb active=yes The following example shows how to deconfigure all BIND services using the command line interface: bindconfig -ui cli -all purge
Lists locally maintained host names and IP addresses The database name with the selected naming services Specifies the environment variables that define the BIND configuration on your system
Default BIND Files:
BIND server data file directory
BIND server boot file
BIND server cache file
BIND server local host reverse address host file
BIND primary server hosts file
BIND primary server reverse address hosts file
BIND data file
Commands: xauth(1X), named(8), nslookup(8), rc.config(8), svcsetup(8).
Files: resolv.conf(4), svc.conf(4).