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       ldap2dns - LDAP based DNS management system


       ldap2dns[d]  [-D  binddn]  [-b  searchbase] [-o data|db] [-h host] [-p port] [-w password]
       [-L[filename]] [-u numsecs] [-v[v]] [-V]


       This manual page documents briefly the ldap2dns commands.  This manual  page  was  written
       for  the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual
       page yet.

       ldap2dns is an efficient, administration friendly way  to  maintain  DNS  information  and
       distribute DNS records to multiple primary DNS servers running djbdns or BIND


       A summary of commanline options is included below.

       -D binddn
              Use the distinguished name binddn to bind to the LDAP directory.

       -w bindpasswd
              Use bindpasswd as the password for simple authentication.

       -b     Use searchbase as the starting point for the search instead of the default.

       -o data
              Generate a "data" file to be processed by tinydns-data

       -o db  For each zone generate a "<zonename>.db" file to be used by named

              Print output in LDIF format for reimport.

       -h host
              Hostname of LDAP server, defaults to localhost.

       -p port
              Portnumber to connect to LDAP server, defaults to 389

       -u numsecs
              Update DNS data after numsecs. Defaults to 59 if started as daemon.

              Important  notice:  data.cdb  is  rewritten  only  after  DNSserial  in  DNSzone is

        -e exec-cmd
              This command is executed after ldap2dns regenerated its data files.

        -v    Run in verbose mode.

        -vv   Run in even more verbose mode.

        -V    Print version and exit.


       LDAP2DNS_UPDATE The LDAP2DNS_UPDATE environment variable sets the time interval in seconds
       to update DNS data. This variable is overridden by -u option.

       LDAP2DNS_OUTPUT Specify the type of output. It may be set to 'data' so that its output may
       be used by tinydns. It may be set to 'db' so that its output may be used by

       TINYDNSDIR The root-directory used by tinydns, ie. the one in which to tinydns expects its


       Options specified here fulfil the same purpose as for other ldap-tools.


       ldap.conf(5), ldapsearch(1), tinydns, named.conf(5).

       Please visit the project homepage for more detail: []


       This  manual  page  was  written  by Johann Botha <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux
       system and is distributed under the GPL version 2 or later.

       Jacob Rief <> is the original author of this program.

                                           May 22, 2001                               LDAP2DNS(1)