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       mdnsproxy - DNS proxy server for multi-lingual DNS


       mdnsproxy [ -daemon ] [ -config <config-file> ] [ -logfile <log-file> ]
       mdnsproxy -version


       mdnsproxy resides between application (resolver) and DNS server.

       It accepts DNS requests  from  application  (resolver)  and  converting
       domain  names  in those requests into DNS server’s acceptable encoding,
       and forward those converted requests. It also  accepts  responses  from
       DNS  server  and  converting  domain  names  in  those  resopnses  into
       application’s  acceptable  encoding  and  forward  those  responses  to


              Run  mdnsproxy  as  daemon.   Otherwise,  mdnsproxy  will run as
              normal console program.

       -config <config-file>
              Specifies configuration file (see  later).   If  not  specified,
              mdnsproxy  uses  default  configuration file.  See FILES section
              for default configuration file.

       -logfile <log-file>
              Specifies  logging  file.  If  not  specified.   mdnsproxy  uses
              default   logging   file.    See   FILES   section  for  default
              configuration file.

              Prints version information to standard error and quits.


       Configuration  file  is  simple  text  file   which   defines   several
       configuration data.

       listen <address>
              Defines listening port (both TCP and UDP).  <address> is one of

                     <IP address>:<port number>
                     :<port number>
                     <IP address>

              If omitted, mdnsproxy uses default value shown below.

                     IP Address      INADDR_ANY (
                     port number     53

       forward <address> [ bind4compat ]
              Defines   forwarding   server’s  address.   Format  is  same  as


              If "bind4compat" was given, mdnsproxy uses above listen port  as
              forwading  UDP’s  source  address.  If not given, mdnsproxy uses
              port > 1024 as forwading UDP’s source.

       client-encoding <Encoding>
              Defines client side character encoding scheme.

                     client-encoding  EUC-JP

       mdn-conf-file <path>
              Specifies configuration file for libmdn, the library responsible
              for  most  of the MDN processing for mdnsproxy.  If the entry is
              ommitted, mdnsproxy reads "/etc/mdn.conf".

       log-file <path>
              Defines log file name.  It may be overridden with  command  line
              option  ’-logfile  <path>’.   If  no  log  file given, mdnsproxy
              writes   log   data   into   "/usr/var/mdnsproxy/mdnsproxy.log".
              Sending  SIGHUP  causes mdnsproxy to close the log file and then
              reopen it.

              If <path> is set to ‘‘syslog’’, mdnsproxy outputs  log  messages
              with  syslog.  If <path> is set to ‘‘stderr’’, mdnsproxy outputs
              messages to standard error.

       log-level <Level>
              Sets the log level.  Available levels are ‘‘none’’  (no  logging
              at all), ‘‘fatal’’ (only logs fatal errors), ‘‘warn’’ (also logs
              warning messages)  and  ‘‘trace’’  (also  includes  trace  level
              messages).   The default level is ‘‘warn’’.  Please note that if
              you set the level to ‘‘trace’’, the size of the log  file  grows

              If  mdnsproxy  is  configured to output log messages with syslog
              (see the  description  of  the  ‘‘log-file’’  entry),  ‘‘fatal’’
              messages  are output with ‘‘err’’ priority, ‘‘warning’’ messages
              with ‘‘warning’’ and ‘‘trace’’ messages with ‘‘debug’’.

       mdn-log-level <Number>
              Specifies  the  logging  level  for  libmdn.   Unless  you   are
              debugging mDNkit, you should keep this entry unspecified.

       syslog-facility <Facility>
              Specifies  the  syslog  facility  to be assigned to log messages
              output by mdnsproxy.  The entry is ignored unless the ‘log-file’
              entry  is  set  to  ‘‘syslog’’.   If the entry is not specified,
              ‘‘daemon’’ will be used.

       user-id <Name-or-ID>
              Defines a user ID in which mdnsproxy operates.   Dnsproxy  tries
              to  change the user ID of its process to the specified one, soon
              after initialization.

                     user-id  nobody
                     user-id  9999

              It is strongly recommended  to  use  this  option  for  security

       group-id <Name-or-ID>
              Defines  a group ID in which mdnsproxy operates.  Dnsproxy tries
              to change the group ID of its process to the specified one, soon
              after initialization.

                     group-id  nobody
                     group-id  9999

       root-directory <Directory>
              Defines  the  pathname  of  the root directory for the mdnsproxy
              process.   Dnsproxy  performs  chroot()  to  set  the  specified
              directory   as   the   root  directory  for  the  process  after

                     root-directory /var/mdnsproxy

       allow-access <Address> ...
              Specifies which hosts are  allowed  to  access  to  the  server.
              <Address> is an IP address (in dotted numeric form) or IP prefix
              (IP address followed by a slash and netmask).


              You can specify one  or  more  <Address>.   The  server  rejects
              accesses  from  clients  not  matched to any <Address>.  You can
              also define allow-access several times.


              This is equivarent to:


              If no entry is specified, the server allows to access  from  all

       log-on-denied <Flag>
              is  used  to tell mdnsproxy whether or not to log denied access.
              <Flag> is either "yes" or "no".   If  "yes"  is  specified,  the
              server records denied access.  The default value is "no".


       Some  applications  locally  mangles  domain  names.   In  those cases,
       mdnsproxy cannot works correctly.

       For ’nslookup’, it generally reject non-ascii domain names.   You  need
       8bit through patched version of nslookup.

       For  UNIX  resolver  generally  rejects  domain  names  using non-ascii
       characters.  You need 8bit through patched version of resolver.

       For Windows, NS works well with  mdnsproxy.   For  IE,  turn  off  "use
       UTF-8"  setting,  and  generally  works.  But for IE, embedded URL’s in
       page will converted by IE  (to  page’s  original  encoding),  and  they
       conflict with mdnsproxy.


              Default configuration file for mdnsproxy.
              Default configuration file for libmdn.
              Default logging file.


       named(8), syslogd(8), syslog.conf(5), libmdn(3), iconv(3)