knotd – Knot DNS server daemon


knotd [parameters]


Knot DNS is a high-performance authoritative DNS server. The knotd program is the DNS server daemon.


-c, –config file

Use a textual configuration file (default is @config_dir@/knot.conf).

-C, –confdb directory

Use a binary configuration database directory (default is @storage_dir@/confdb). The default configuration database, if exists, has a preference to the default configuration file.

-m, –max-conf-size MiB

Set maximum size of the configuration database (default is @conf_mapsize@ MiB, maximum 10000 MiB).

-s, –socket path

Use a remote control UNIX socket path (default is @run_dir@/knot.sock).

-d, –daemonize [directory]

Run the server as a daemon. New root directory may be specified (default is /).

-v, –verbose

Enable debug output.

-h, –help

Print the program help.

-V, –version

Print the program version.

Exit values

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

See Also

knot.conf(5), knotc(8), keymgr(8), kjournalprint(8).