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NAME

named-checkzone - zone file validity checking tool

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

named-checkzone [-d] [-j] [-q] [-v] [-c class] [-k mode] [-n mode] [-o filename] [-t directory] [-w directory] [-D] {zonename} {filename}

DESCRIPTION

named-checkzone checks the syntax and integrity of a zone file. It performs the same checks as named does when loading a zone. This makes named-checkzone useful for checking zone files before configuring them into a name server.

OPTIONS

-d

Enable debugging.

-q

Quiet mode - exit code only.

-v

Print the version of the named-checkzone program and exit.

-j

When loading the zone file read the journal if it exists.

-c class

Specify the class of the zone. If not specified "IN" is assumed.

-k mode

Perform "check-names" checks with the specified failure mode. Possible modes are "fail", "warn" (default) and "ignore".

-n mode

Specify whether NS records should be checked to see if they are addresses. Possible modes are "fail", "warn" (default) and "ignore".

-o filename

Write zone output to filename.

-t directory

Chroot to directory so that include directives in the configuration file are processed as if run by a similarly chrooted named.

-w directory

chdir to directory so that relative filenames in master file $INCLUDE directives work. This is similar to the directory clause in named.conf.

-D

Dump zone file in canonical format.

zonename

The domain name of the zone being checked.

filename

The name of the zone file.

RETURN VALUES

named-checkzone returns an exit status of 1 if errors were detected and 0 otherwise.

SEE ALSO

named(8), named-checkconf(8), RFC 1035, BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual.

AUTHOR

Internet Systems Consortium

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2004-2007 Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. ("ISC")
Copyright © 2000-2003 Internet Software Consortium.


BIND9 NAMED-CHECKZONE (8) June 13, 2000
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