gnunet-namestore-zonefile - Import GNU Name System (GNS) zone data using zonefiles.



gnunet-namestore-zonefile — Import GNU Name System (GNS) zone data using zonefiles.


gnunet-namestore-zonefile [−c FILENAME −-config=FILENAME] [−h −-help] [−L LOGLEVEL −-loglevel=LOGLEVEL] [−v −-version] [−z EGO −-zone=EGO]


gnunet-namestore-zonefile can be used to manipulate records in a GNS zone.

The zonefile is read from standard input.

$ORIGIN entries in the zonefile will be treated as ego names (without the trailing ".") and created if missing.

To implicity give an initial $ORIGIN, use the --ego flag.

All records will be created public and with relative expiration times set to the value provided in $TTL entries.

The options are as follows:


Use the configuration file FILENAME.

−h | −-help

Print short help on options.


Use LOGLEVEL for logging. Valid values are DEBUG, INFO, WARNING and ERROR.

−v | −-version

Print GNUnet version number.

−z EGO | −-zone=EGO

Specifies the name of the ego controlling the private key for the zone. If not provided, we will attempt to use the default identity set for the "namestore". Alternatively, a private key may be passed in Base32-encoding using the GNUNET_NAMESTORE_EGO_PRIVATE_KEY environment variable. The latter is useful to improve performance of tools like Ascension as it allows the command to skip IPC with the identity management subsystem.


gnunet-gns(1), gnunet-namestore(1)

The full documentation for GNUnet is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info(1) and gnunet programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info gnunet

should give you access to the complete handbook,

info gnunet-c-tutorial

will give you access to a tutorial for developers.

Depending on your installation, this information is also available in gnunet(7) and gnunet-c-tutorial(7).


Report bugs by using or by sending electronic mail to ⟨[email protected]⟩. GNU Friday 21, 2022 GNUNET-NAMESTORE-ZONEFILE(1)

Updated 2024-01-29 - |