.TH GNUNET-ZONEIMPORT 1 "April 23, 2018" "GNUnet"
gnunet\-zoneimport \- import DNS zone into GNS zone
.B gnunet\-zoneimport [IP]+
\fBgnunet\-zoneimport\fP reads a list of domain names (FQDN) from
stdin and issues DNS queries for each of the domain names given. It
then checks if a local ego with a name matching the domain
exists. Specifically, if the domain name is "example.fr", it will
check if an ego "fr" exists, while for a domain "example.com.fr" it
will look for an ego called "com.fr"). If so, it will convert the DNS
records into GNS records (in particular converting NS records and glue
records to GNS2DNS records) and add them to the namestore under the
label ("example" in the examples above).
The arguments given to gnunet\-zoneimport is a list of IP addresses of
DNS servers to query.
gnunet\-zoneimport will usually never terminate: it will check when
DNS records expire, and re-issue requests when the old DNS records
have expired so that GNS always has the latest data.
gnunet\-zoneimport will issue many DNS queries in parallel, but is
rate-limited in various ways, so most DNS servers should easily handle
the load. gnunet\-zoneimport will perform a limited number of retries
if queries fail.
gnunet\-zoneimport operates incrementally. It will check if the
namestore already has (non-expired) records stored for a given name in
the respective zone and not issue those requests again. Thus, it is
fine to restart gnunet\-zoneimport whenever the list of domain names
Finally, gnunet\-zoneimport keeps information for each domain name in
memory. This consumes about 200 bytes per domain name, or 1 GB for 5
.IP "\-c FILENAME, \-\-config=FILENAME"
Use the configuration file FILENAME.
.IP "\-h, \-\-help"
Print short help on options.
.IP "\-m RELATIVETIME, \-\-minimum-expiration=RELATIVETIME"
Ensure that imported DNS records never have an expiration time that
is less than RELATIVETIME into the future. RELATIVETIME is a time
given like "1 week" or "1 h". If DNS returns records with a shorter
lifetime, gnunet\-zoneimport will simply bump the lifetime to the
specified value (relative to the time of the import). Default is zero.
.IP "\-s MAPSIZE, \-\-size=MAPSIZE"
Specifies the size (in number of entries) to use for the main hash
map. The value provided should be at least twice the number of domain
names that will be given to the tool. This option is required for very
large zones where the number of records encountered is too large for
the automatic growth mechanism to work (that one is limited to at most
16 MB allocations for security reasons). Do not worry about this
unless you are importing millions of domain names from a zone.
Typical invocaton would be:
$ gnunet\-zoneimport 126.96.36.199 < names.txt
Report bugs by using Mantis <https://bugs.gnunet.org/> or by sending
electronic mail to <gnunet\-email@example.com>
.SH SEE ALSO
The full documentation for
is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
programs are properly installed at your site, the command
.B info gnunet
should give you access to the complete handbook,
.B info gnunet-c-tutorial
will give you access to a tutorial for developers.
Depending on your installation, this information is also
\fBgnunet\fP(7) and \fBgnunet-c-tutorial\fP(7).