Updated: May 06, 2022

Internet domain name server


named [options...]

Runs on:

QNX Neutrino


The named daemon is a Domain Name System (DNS) server, part of the BIND 9 distribution from ISC. For more information on the DNS, see RFCs 1033, 1034, and 1035.

When invoked without arguments, named reads the default configuration file /etc/named.conf, read any initial data, and listen for queries.

This program uses the OpenSSL library for cryptography services.

Based on:

RFC 882, RFC 883, RFC 973, RFC 974, RFC 1033

This utility is part of BIND DNS server software. For more information, use the -V or -v option to check the current version first, and then find the corresponding BIND Administrator Reference Manual at:


Default name server configuration file.
The process ID.