PDNS_RECURSOR(1)                                              PDNS_RECURSOR(1)

       pdns_recursor  -  high-performance,  simple  and secure recursing name-

       pdns_recursor [OPTION]...

       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_recur-
       sor --local-address= --allow-from= --daemon

       To stop the recursor by hand, run:

       # rec_control quit

       However, the recommended way of starting and stopping the  recursor  is
       to use the init.d script provided.

       For  authoritative listing of options, consult the online documentation
       at http://doc.powerdns.com/md/recursor/settings/

              If set, only allow these comma separated NETWORKs, with  network
              mask to recurse.  For example:,

              Serve  ZONENAME  from  FILENAME  authoritatively.   For example:

              chroot the process to DIRECTORY.

              Timeout in seconds when talking to TCP clients.

              Location of configuration directory  (recursor.conf),  /etc/pow-
              erdns by default.

              Operate as a daemon.

              Which  domains  we only accept delegations from (a Verisign spe-

              Read new entropy from FILE, defaults to /dev/urandom.

              If set, this flag will export the  hostnames  and  IP  addresses
              mentioned in /etc/hosts.

              Queries  for  ZONENAME  will  be  forwarded to ADDRESS.  ADDRESS
              should be an IP address, not a hostname (to prevent chicken  and
              egg problems).  Example: forward-zones= ds9a.nl=,

              Similar to --forward-zones, but read the options from  FILENAME.
              FILENAME    should    contain   one   zone   per   line,   like:

       --help Show a summary of options.

              Load root hints from this FILENAME

              Listen on ADDRESS, separated by spaces or commas.

              Listen on PORT.

              If we should log rather common errors.

              Maximum number of entries in the main cache.

              maximum number of seconds to keep a  negative  cached  entry  in

              Maximum number of simultaneous TCP clients.

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

              Use ADDRESS as Source IP address when sending queries.

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

              Suppress logging of questions and answers.

              Return  TEXT when queried for 'server.id' TXT, defaults to host-

              On by default, this makes the server authoritatively  aware  of:
              10.in-addr.arpa,             168.192.in-addr.arpa            and
              16-31.172.in-addr.arpa, which saves load on the  AS112  servers.
              Individual  parts  of  these  zones  can still be loaded or for-

              If set, change group id to GID for more security.

              If set, change user id to UID for more security.

              If set, only use a single socket for outgoing queries.

              The controlsocket will live in DIRECTORY.

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

              if we should output heaps of logging.

              TEXT will be reported on version.pdns or version.bind queries.

       None known.  File new ones at https://github.com/PowerDNS/pdns/issues.

       Website: http://www.powerdns.com, https://github.com/PowerDNS/pdns


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                                  March 2008                  PDNS_RECURSOR(1)
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