wamupd is a wide-area Bonjour updating client for Linux. It’s meant to fill the gap until Avahi gains wide-area support (which is coming any day now, yup). For more information, you might check out posts on the blog tagged with wamupd.
To run this software, you need the following:
- ruby >= 1.8.7
- Dnsruby 1.43 with two patches which have been accepted in to trunk/, but aren’t in any release yet
- algorithms (it’s a gem)
- A server set up to receive DNS UPDATEs. For more information, check out my blog posts Dynamic DNS and Dynamic DNS Part Two
- (optional)Avahi (if you want to be able to publish
wamupd uses a fairly straightforward YAML configuration file. An example can be found in
. You can put it anywhere and just pass it into wamupd with the -c flag, or you can install it to
Configuration options are detailed below:
|hostname||The hostname of this machine (if not what Socket.gethostname() returns)|
|zone||The zone to update|
|dns_server||The authoritative server for the above zone. Might be guessed if not specified. Will probably be wrong. I should do more SOA checks.|
|dns_port||The port to talk to dns_server on. Defaults to 53|
|dnssec_key_name||The key “name” for TSIG|
|dnssec_key_hmac||The private key content for TSIG|
- Move configuration into XDG directory and use ruby-xdg to retrieve
- Listen on Avahi D-BUS interface and actually replace Avahi for wide-area (partially done as of 0.1.0)
- Make actual daemon option which double-forks and spits out a PID file
The latest version can be downloaded from hhttps://github.com/Roguelazer/wamupd/tarball/master.
The repository is also on github: https://github.com/Roguelazer/wamupd
Feel free to e-mail me with questions if you have any.