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mydns: SQL-based Internet name daemon.


mydns - SQL-based Internet name daemon.


mydns [-b, --background] [-c, --conf=filename] [-d, --debug] [-D, --database=dbname] [-h, --host=hostname] [-p, --password[=password]] [-u, --user=username] [-v, --verbose] [--create-tables] [--dump-config] [--debug-<module>[=<debug_level>]] [--help] [--version]


mydns is a SQL-based DNS server.


-b, --background
Run in the background, as a daemon.
-c, --conf=filename
Read configuration from filename instead of the default (/etc/mydns.conf). Consult mydns.conf(5) for information about configuring mydns.
-d, --debug
Output huge amounts of diagnostic text while running. This option is only available if MyDNS was configured with the --enable-debug option.
-D, --database=dbname
Use the database called dbname.
-h, --host=hostname
Connect to database server at hostname.
-p, --pass=password
Supply password when connecting to the database server. If the password argument is omitted, it will be prompted on the tty.
-u, --user=username
Use username when connecting to the database server.
-v, --verbose
Enable verbose output while running.
Write CREATE TABLE statements suitable for creating the tables used by mydns to the standard output and exit.
Read the current configuration (if any). Dump all possible configuration options to the standard output, with current values filled in. For options not presently configured, the internal defaults will be used. Output is in mydns.conf format, which is handy for creating a mydns.conf template.
Switch on debug for a particular module and set the debug level if given.
Display program help and exit.
Output version number and exit.


The default location of the configuration file. (See mydns.conf(5))


Don Moore <bboy [at]> Howard Wilkinson <howard [at]>



mydns.conf(5), mydnscheck(8), mydnsexport(8), mydnsimport(8) This man page is a quick reference. For detailed documentation, see the MyDNS user's manual, available from