manpagez: man pages & more
man knsupdate(1)
Home | html | info | man
knsupdate(1)                       Knot DNS                       knsupdate(1)


       knsupdate - Dynamic DNS update utility


       knsupdate [options] [filename]


       This  utility sends Dynamic DNS update messages to a DNS server. Update
       content is read from a file (if the parameter  filename  is  given)  or
       from the standard input.

       The format of updates is textual and is made up of commands. Every com-
       mand is placed on the separate line of the input. Lines starting with a
       semicolon are comments and are not processed.

       -d     Enable debug messages.

       -h, --help
              Print the program help.

       -k keyfile
              Use  the  TSIG  key stored in a file keyfile to authenticate the
              request. The file should contain the key  in  the  same  format,
              which is accepted by the -y option.

       -p port
              Set  the  port  to  use  for  connections  to the server (if not
              explicitly specified in the update). The default is 53.

       -r retries
              The number of retries for UDP requests. The default is 3.

       -t timeout
              The total timeout (for all  UDP  update  tries)  of  the  update
              request  in  seconds.   The  default  is 12. If set to zero, the
              timeout is infinite.

       -v     Use a TCP connection.

       -V, --version
              Print the program version.

       -y [alg:]name:key
              Use the TSIG key with a name name to authenticate  the  request.
              The   alg   part   specifies   the  algorithm  (the  default  is
              hmac-sha256) and key specifies  the  shared  secret  encoded  in

       server name [port]
              Specifies  a receiving server of the dynamic update message. The
              name parameter can be either a host name or an  IP  address.  If
              the port is not specified, the default port is used. The default
              port value can be controlled using the -p program option.

       local address [port]
              Specifies outgoing address and port. If no local  is  specified,
              the  address  and  port are set by the system automatically. The
              default port number is 0.

       zone name
              Specifies that all updates are done within a zone name.  If  not
              used, the default zone is the root zone.

       origin name
              Specifies  fully  qualified domain name suffix which is appended
              to non-fqd owners in update commands. The default origin is  the
              root zone.

       class name
              Sets name as the default class for all updates. If not used, the
              default class is IN.

       ttl value
              Sets value as the default TTL (in seconds).  If  not  used,  the
              default value is 0.

       key [alg:]name key
              Specifies  the  TSIG key named name to authenticate the request.
              An optional alg algorithm can be specified. This command has the
              same effect as the program option -y.

       [prereq] nxdomain name
              Adds a prerequisite for a non-existing record owned by name.

       [prereq] yxdomain name
              Adds a prerequisite for an existing record owned by name.

       [prereq] nxrrset name [class] type
              Adds  a prerequisite for a non-existing record of the type owned
              by name.  Internet class is expected.

       [prereq] yxrrset name [class] type [data]
              Adds a prerequisite for an existing record of the type owned  by
              name with optional data. Internet class is expected.

       [update] add name [ttl] [class] type data
              Adds  a  request  to  add  a  new resource record into the zone.
              Please note that if the name is not fully qualified domain name,
              the current origin name is appended to it.

       [update] del[ete] name [ttl] [class] [type] [data]
              Adds  a  request to remove all (or matching class, type or data)
              resource records from the zone. There is  the  same  requirement
              for the name parameter as in update add command. The ttl item is

       show   Displays current content of the update message.

       send   Sends the current update message and cleans the list of updates.

       answer Displays the last answer from the server.

       debug  Enable  debugging.  This  command has the same meaning as the -d
              program option.

       quit   Quit the program.


       Options -k and -y can not be used simultaneously.

       Dnssec-keygen keyfile format is not supported. Use keymgr(8) instead.

       Zone name/server guessing is not supported if the zone  name/server  is
       not specified.

       Empty line doesn't send the update.


       Exit  status  of  0  means  successful operation. Any other exit status
       indicates an error.


       1. Send one update of the zone to the  server
          The update contains two new records:

             $ knsupdate
             > server
             > zone
             > origin
             > ttl 3600
             > add 7200 A
             > add test2 TXT "hello"
             > show
             > send
             > answer
             > quit


       kdig(1), khost(1), keymgr(8).


       CZ.NIC Labs <>


       Copyright 2010a2019, CZ.NIC, z.s.p.o.

2.8.2                             2019-06-05                      knsupdate(1)

knot 2.8.2 - Generated Thu Jun 13 09:26:59 CDT 2019
© 2000-2021
Individual documents may contain additional copyright information.