NAMED\-CHECKZONE

Section: BIND9 (8)
Updated: June 13, 2000
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NAME

named-checkzone - zone file validity checking tool  

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), RFC 1035, BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual.  

AUTHOR

Internet Systems Consortium  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. ("ISC")


 

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