Wamupd was originally created by roguelazer - for the original application, see http://www.roguelazer.com/code/wamupd/. This version is primarily forked to support the stable versions of Ruby (1.9), mDNSResponder (258.18), Avahi (0.6.29), D-Bus (1.4.6), and FreeBSD (8.2) at the time of writing. It also fixes some threading issues, adds logging, rc.d support, and FreeBSD packaging.
- ruby-dbus (see my fork on GitHub)
ruby-dbus v0.6.0 does not work properly on FreeBSD due to a problem with the initial null byte sent to D-Bus for unix socket authentication. FreeBSD supports the SCM_CREDS socket option, so a simple patch is required.
After cloning this repository, use gmake to create the wamupd package and then install the resulting file:
git clone https://github.com/johnnywalker/wamupd cd wamupd gmake sudo pkg_add wamupd.tbz
Once installed, create the configuration file using the distribution template and enable the wamupd service in your /etc/rc.conf:
cd /usr/local/etc/ sudo cp wamupd.yaml.dist wamupd.yaml sudo vim wamupd.yaml (edit appropriately) sudo echo wamupd_enable="YES" >>/etc/rc.conf sudo service wamupd start
Specify custom arguments to wamupd as needed using the wamupd_flags entry in /etc/rc.conf. In order to get more information on the arguments available, try this:
sudo service wamupd stop sudo /usr/local/sbin/wamupd run -- -h
The default flags used are:
wamupd_flags="-c /usr/local/etc/wamupd.yaml -A /usr/local/etc/avahi/services -a -i"
A log is created at /var/log/wamupd.log, but this only contains small amounts of information. In order to debug your configuration, make sure the service isn’t running and then execute the /usr/local/sbin/wamupd program in the foreground (note: the typical arguments used are “-A -a -i” - the “–” separates the daemon command from the script arguments):
sudo service wamupd stop sudo /usr/local/sbin/wamupd run -- -A -a -i
To uninstall, simply use pkg_delete:
sudo pkg_delete wamupd
Usage: wamupd run --  service-file -c, --config FILE Get configuration data from FILE If FILE is not provided, defaults to /usr/local/etc/wamupd.yaml -A, --avahi-services [DIRECTORY] Load Avahi service definitions from DIRECTORY If DIRECTORY is not provided, defaults to /usr/local/etc/avahi/services If the -A flag is omitted altogether, static records will not be added. -i, --[no-]ip-addresses Enable/Disable Publishing A and AAAA records -a, --avahi Load Avahi services over D-BUS -h, --help Show this
Make a wamupd.yaml file in /usr/local/etc/ in normal YAML style. Available parameters include: - hostname: the hostname of this machine - zone: the zone to write to - dns_server: the dns server that controls the above zone - dns_port: the port to talk to - dnssec_key_name: the key name for DNSSEC. Do not specify if you’re not using DNSSEC - dnssec_key_hmac: the key value for DNSSEC. - ttl: the standard TTL to use. - transport: either “tcp” or “udp”