The DNS server daemon, named, is managed by using the SMF. For an overview of SMF, see Chapter 1, Introduction to the Service Management Facility in Managing System Services in Oracle Solaris 11.3. Also refer to the svcadm(1M), svcs(1), and svccfg(1M) man pages for more details.
Note the following important information needed to use the SMF service to administer the DNS service:
To perform administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or restarting, use the svcadm command.
To provide some protection for the service configuration, you can temporarily disable a service by using the –t option. If the service is disabled with the –t option, the original settings are restored for the service after a reboot. If the service is disabled without –t, the service remains disabled after a reboot.
You can use the svcs command to display the status of the DNS server and client.
The following example shows the output of the svcs command.
# svcs \*dns\* STATE STIME FMRI disabled Nov_16 svc:/network/dns/multicast:default online Nov_16 svc:/network/dns/server:default online Nov_16 svc:/network/dns/client:default
The following example shows the output of the svcs –l command.
# svcs -l dns/server fmri svc:/network/dns/server:default name BIND DNS server enabled true state online next_state none state_time Tue Jul 26 19:26:12 2011 logfile /var/svc/log/network-dns-server:default.log restarter svc:/system/svc/restarter:default contract_id 83 manifest /lib/svc/manifest/network/dns/server.xml dependency require_all/none svc:/system/filesystem/local (online) dependency require_any/error svc:/network/loopback (online) dependency optional_all/error svc:/network/physical (online)
To start the DNS service with different options, change the properties of the svc:/network/dns/server service by using the svccfg command. For an example, see How to Configure DNS Server Options.
Because the DNS server daemon, named, is managed by SMF, the server is automatically restarted when an unexpected event occurs that causes named to exit abnormally. Additionally, you can use the svcadm command to restart the service. The BIND-specific management that is available by using rndc command can be used simultaneously with SMF.