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NAMED-CHECKZONE(8)                                          NAMED-CHECKZONE(8)



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 per-
       forms 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-name" 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 directory.

       -t directory
              chroot to directory so that include directives in the configura-
              tion 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



BIND9                            June 13, 2000              NAMED-CHECKZONE(8)