named-checkzone - zone file validity checking tool
named-checkzone [ -d ] [ -j ] [ -q ] [ -v ] [ -c class ] [ -k mode
] [ -n mode ] [ -o filename ] [ -t directory ] [ -w directory ] [
-D ] zonename filename
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.
-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.
Specify the class of the zone. If not specified "IN" is assumed.
Perform "check-name" checks with the specified failure mode.
Possible modes are "fail", "warn" (default) and "ignore".
Specify whether NS records should be checked to see if they are
addresses. Possible modes are "fail", "warn" (default) and
Write zone output to directory.
chroot to directory so that include directives in the configura-
tion file are processed as if run by a similarly chrooted named.
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.
The domain name of the zone being checked.
The name of the zone file.
named-checkzone returns an exit status of 1 if errors were detected and
named(8), RFC 1035, BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual.
Internet Systems Consortium
BIND9 June 13, 2000 NAMED-CHECKZONE(8)