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bindsetup(8)							  bindsetup(8)

       bindsetup - set up the Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND)/Hesiod ser‐

       /usr/etc/bindsetup [ -c [  -d  directory	 ]  -b	binddomain   name1,IP1
       name2,IP2 ...  ]

       The  command  sets  up  the Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND)/Hesiod
       service on your system and places and resolution under BIND/Hesiod con‐
       trol.   You  can	 use  this command to set up your system as a primary,
       secondary, slave, or caching server, or as a client.

       In order to run BIND/Hesiod, your system's host name must  include  the
       BIND  domain  name.  The BIND host name consists of the local host name
       plus the BIND domain name, separated by periods.	 For example, the BIND
       host  name  for a system whose local host name is and whose BIND domain
       name is is

       The command edits the and files and changes the local host name to  the
       BIND host name, if it is not there already.

       If  the	command changes your system's host name, you should reboot the
       system to be sure that the change is propagated throughout the system.

       Before you run , your system must be established on a local  area  net‐
       work.   In  addition, you must know the BIND domain name for your local
       area network, and whether your system will  be  a  primary,  secondary,
       slave, or caching server, or a client.

       The  command  asks if you want to run a Kerberos authentication server.
       You must already have set up Kerberos to do do.	For more  information,
       see the Guide to Kerberos.

       You  should  run the command as superuser and with the system in multi‐
       user mode.

       If you use the option with the respective arguments, the	 command  sets
       up your system as a BIND/Hesiod client non-interactively.

       If  you	run  the command with no arguments, a menu is displayed giving
       you a choice of responses.  You are then prompted for further  informa‐
       tion.  Before exits, it lists the files that have been updated.

       Once BIND/Hesiod is installed on a machine, it cannot be used until the
       file is modified to contain BIND entries on the desired database lines.
       The command reminds a user to run or edit the file manually.

       -c	    Sets  up  your system as a BIND/Hesiod client according to
		    the following arguments you supply on the command line:

       -d   directory
		    This option and argument are required if you  are  setting
		    up a diskless client from the diskless server.  The direc‐
		    tory is the full path name of the root directory for  your
		    system  (a	diskless  client) on the diskless server.  The
		    following is an example of a root directory for a diskless
		    client named

       -b   binddomain
		    This  is  the name of the BIND domain on which your system
		    will be a BIND client.  For	 example,  is  a  sample  BIND
		    domain name.

       name,IP	    This  is  the  host	 name  and  the IP address of the BIND
		    server on the domain, for example You can specify  one  or
		    more  BIND	server by listing more name,IP arguments, each
		    separated by a space.

       List of locally maintained host names and IP addresses

       Startup commands pertinent to a specific system

       Database name with the selected naming services

       Hesiod configuration file

       List of Kerberos servers

       Default BIND Files:

       BIND server data file directory

       BIND server boot file

       BIND server cache file

       BIND server local host reverse address host file

       BIND primary server hosts file

       BIND primary server reverse address hosts file

       BIND data file

See Also
       nslookup(1),  hesiod(3),	 hesiod.conf(5),   svc.conf(5),	  svcsetup(8),
       named(8), krb.conf(5), resolv.conf(5)
       Guide to the BIND/Hesiod Service
       Guide to Kerberos


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