named

Execute the DNS (Dynamic Name Service) server daemon that converts host names to IP addresses and vice versa.

TLDR

Read the default configuration file /etc/named.conf, read any initial data and listen for queries

$ named
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Read a custom configuration file

$ named -c [path/to/named.conf]
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Use IPv4 or IPv6 only, even if the host machine is capable of utilising other protocols

$ named [-4|-6]
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Listen for queries on a specific port instead of the default port 53

$ named -p [port]
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Run the server in the foreground and do not daemonize

$ named -f
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