pdns_recursor [--daemon] [--local-address] [--help, -h] [--allow-from]

       pdns_recursor(1) is a high performance, simple and secure recursing
       nameserver. It currently powers over two million internet connections.

       The recursor is configured via a configuration file, but each item in
       that file can be overridden on the command line.

       This manpage lists the core set of features needed to get the PowerDNS
       recursor working, for full and up to date details head to

       To listen on and allow the subnet to recurse, and run
       as a daemon, execute:

           # pdns_recursor --local-address= --allow-from= --daemon

       To stop the recursor by hand, run:

           # rec_control quit

           Alternatively, use the init.d script provided.

       For authoritative listing of options, consult the documentation
       referenced above.

           turn on to do AAAA additional processing (slow)

           If set, only allow these comma separated netmasks to recurse

           Authoritative zones can transmit a TTL value that is lower than
           that specified in the parent zone. This is called a delegation
           inconsistency. To follow RFC 2181 paragraphs 5.2 and 5.4 to the
           letter, enable this feature. This will mean a slight deterioration
           of performance, and it will not solve any problems, but does make
           the recursor more standards compliant. Not recommended unless you
           have to tick an RFC 2181 compliant box. Off by default.

           Comma separated list of zonename=filename pairs. Zones read from
           these files are served authoritatively. Example: auth-zones=
           ds9a.nl=/var/zones/ds9a.nl, powerdns.com=/var/zones/powerdns.com.
           Available since 3.1.

           Which domains we only accept delegations from

           Where to read new entropy from, defaults to /dev/urandom.

           If set, this flag will export the host names and IP addresses
           mentioned in /etc/hosts. Available since 3.1.

           If set, fork the daemon for possible double performance

           Comma separated list of zonename=IP pairs. Queries for zones listed
           here will be forwarded to the IP address listed. forward-zones=
           ds9a.nl=, powerdns.com= Available since
           3.1. For more details, see the manual.

           listed here will be forwarded to the IP address listed. One zone
           per line, like: ds9a.nl= Available since 3.1.5. For
           more details, see the manual.

           If set, load root hints from this file

           IP addresses to listen on, separated by spaces or commas

           port to listen on

           If we should log rather common errors

           If set, maximum number of entries in the main cache

           maximum number of seconds to keep a negative cached entry in memory

           Maximum number of simultaneous TCP clients

           If set, maximum number of TCP sessions per client (IP address)

           Source IP address for sending queries

           Send out local IPv6 queries from this address. Disabled by default,
           which also disables outgoing IPv6 support. A useful setting is ::0.

           which saves load on the AS112 servers. Individual parts of these
           zones can still be loaded or forwarded.

           If set, change group id to this gid for more security

           If set, change user id to this uid for more security

           If set, only use a single socket for outgoing queries

           Where the controlsocket will live

           If non-zero, assume spoofing after this many near misses

           if we should output heaps of logging

           string reported on version.pdns or version.bind

       None known. File new ones at http://wiki.powerdns.com.

       Written by PowerDNS.COM BV, bert hubert, <bert.hubert@netherlabs.nl[1]>

       Website: http://wiki.powerdns.com, http://www.powerdns.com


       Copyright (C) 2006 PowerDNS.COM BV. Free use of this software is
       granted under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version

        1. bert.hubert@netherlabs.nl

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