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HP-UX 11i Version 3: February 2007
named — Internet domain name server
named [-4|-6] [-fgv] [-c config-file] [-d debuglevel] [-n ncpus] [-p port] [-t directory] [-u user-id]
named is the Internet domain name system (DNS) server. See RFCs 1033, 1034, and 1035 for more information on DNS.
The configuration file contains information about where the name server gets its initial data. See named.conf(4) for details.
With no arguments, named reads the default configuration file, /etc/named.conf, reads any initial data, and listens for queries.
named requires superuser privileges to execute.
You can use the following signals to reload or shut down the server process, via the kill command (see kill(1)):
Sending any other signals to the named server will have undefined results.
The sig_named command can also be used to send signals to the server process. See sig_named(1M).
Any errors encountered by named in the configuration file, master files, or in normal operation are logged with syslog and in the debug file, ./named.run (if debugging is on); then named quits.
dnssec-keygen(1), dnssec-signzone(1), host(1), kill(1), nsupdate(1), rndc(1), hosts_to_named(1M), sig_named(1M), chroot(2), fork(2), signal(2), gethostent(3N), named.conf(4), rndc.conf(4), hostname(5).
Requests for Comments (RFC): 882, 883, 973, 974, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, and 1123, available online at http://www.rfc-editor.org/.
HP-UX IP Address and Client Management Administrator's Guide, available online at http://docs.hp.com.
BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual, available from the Internet Systems Consortium at http://www.isc.org/sw/bind/arm93.