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MAN page from Mandriva 2010 dnsutl-1.8-4mdv2010.0.i586.rpm

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Section: User Commands (1)
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NAME

dns-ethers-import - generate DNS tables from /etc/ethers entries 

SYNOPSIS

dns-ethers-import[option...]filename...
dns-ethers-import-Help
dns-ethers-import-VERSion 

DESCRIPTION

The dns-ethers-import program is used to read your /etc/ethers file andproduce a DNS-formatted database. This is used to maintain a databasewith the IP address and the MAC address in the same file. This helpsfind omissions and inconsistencies.
 

OPTIONS

The following options are understood:
-Domain name
This option may be used to set the domain name in the generated file.Defaults to you system domain name, if set, otherwise ``example.com''.
-Help

Provide some help with using thedns-ethers-importprogram.
-VERSion

Print the version of thedns-ethers-importprogram being executed.

All other options will produce a diagnostic error.Options may be abbreviated,the minimum abbreviation is shown in upper-case.Options are case insensitive.Options and file names may be mixed arbitrarily on the command line.
 

EXIT STATUS

Thedns-ethers-importcommand will exit with a status of 1 on any error.Thedns-ethers-importcommand will only exit with a status of 0 if there are no errors. 

EXAMPLE

If you have an /etc/ethers file which looks like this:
2:7:1:f:b7:fb   mercury2:60:8c:2d:20:c4        venus8:0:20:79:1f:d  earthaa:0:4:0:86:53  mars8:0:2b:99:49:ad jupiter0:40:10:56:43:57        saturn0:aa:0:69:7c:5b neptune0:0:e8:a4:0:25  uranus8:0:9:d:2a:87   pluto
By using the following command
% dns-ethers-import /etc/ethers ethers-tmp%
You will see an output file of the form
$origin example.com.@               in      soa     example.com. hostmaster.example.com. (                                3       ; serial                                10800   ; refresh: 3 hours                                1800    ; retry: 30 minutes                                604800  ; expire: 1 week                                86400 ) ; minimum: 1 daymercury         ether   a       2:7:1:f:b7:fbvenus           ether   a       2:60:8c:2d:20:c4earth           ether   a       8:0:20:79:1f:dmars            ether   a       aa:0:4:0:86:53jupiter         ether   a       8:0:2b:99:49:adsaturn          ether   a       0:40:10:56:43:57neptune         ether   a       0:aa:0:69:7c:5buranus          ether   a       0:0:e8:a4:0:25pluto           ether   a       8:0:9:d:2a:87
You are expected to manually edit this into the rest of the database.You especially need to put sensable values into the SOA record.

See dns-ethers(1) for how to retrieve your /etc/ethers file onceyou have imported it.
 

COPYRIGHT

dns-ethers-import version 1.8,
Copyright (C) 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Peter Miller;All rights reserved.

Thedns-ethers-importprogram comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY;for details use the 'dns-ethers-import -VERSion Warranty' command.Thedns-ethers-importprogram is free software, and you are welcome toredistribute it under certain conditions;for details use the 'dns-ethers-import -VERSion Redistribution' command.
 

AUTHOR

Peter MillerE-Mail:millerpAATTcanb.auug.org.au
/\/\*Web:http://www.canb.auug.org.au/~millerp/


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXIT STATUS
EXAMPLE
COPYRIGHT
AUTHOR

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