key.dns_resolver(8) — Linux manual page


KEY.DNS_RESOLVER(8)    Linux Key Management Utilities    KEY.DNS_RESOLVER(8)

NAME         top

       key.dns_resolver - upcall for request-key to handle dns_resolver keys

SYNOPSIS         top

       /sbin/key.dns_resolver <key>
       /sbin/key.dns_resolver --dump-config [-c <configfile>]
       /sbin/key.dns_resolver -D [-v] [-v] [-c <configfile>] <desc>

DESCRIPTION         top

       This program is invoked by request-key on behalf of the kernel when
       kernel services (such as NFS, CIFS and AFS) want to perform a
       hostname lookup and the kernel does not have the key cached.  It is
       not ordinarily intended to be called directly.

       There program has internal parameters that can be changed with a
       configuration file (see key.dns_resolver.conf(5) for more
       information).  The default configuration file is in /etc, but this
       can be overridden with the -c flag.

       The program can be called in debugging mode to test its functionality
       by passing a -D or --debug flag on the command line.  For this to
       work, the key description and the callout information must be
       supplied.  Verbosity can be increased by supplying one or more -v

       The program may also be called with --dump-config to show the values
       that configurable parameters will have after parsing the config file.

ERRORS         top

       All errors will be logged to the syslog.

SEE ALSO         top

       key.dns_resolver.conf(5), request-key.conf(5), keyrings(7),

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Linux                            18 May 2020             KEY.DNS_RESOLVER(8)

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