named-xfer - Pulls BIND zones from another server
/usr/sbin/named-xfer -z zone_to_transfer -f db_file -s serial_no [-d
debug_level] [-l debug_log_file] [-t trace_file] [-p port] [-S] servers...
Specifies the name of the BIND zone for the named-xfer daemon to
transfer, for example, dec.com. This option is required to pull a zone.
Specifies the name of the file into which the pulled zone information
is placed. This option is required to pull a zone.
Specifies the current serial number of the SOA record for the zone
zone_to_transfer. If serial_no is set to 0, the zone is always pulled.
This option is required to pull a zone.
Sets the debug level and determines the amount of debug information to
Specifies the file that will contain any debug messages from the zone
Specifies the file that will contain a trace from the zone pull.
Specifies the port that will be used instead of the default name server
port listed in /etc/services.
-S Performs a restricted transfer of only the SOA, NS records and glue A
records for the zone. The SOA record is not loaded by named, but is
used to determine when to verify the NS records. See named(8) for more
Specifies a list of Internet addresses, in dotted-quad format, from
which to pull a zone. If the first host cannot be reached, the named
transfer daemon tries to pull the zone from the next host listed.
The named transfer daemon, /usr/sbin/named-xfer, is a server that is usu-
ally run by the named daemon, /usr/sbin/named, but it can also be run manu-
ally with the given arguments. The named transfer daemon runs on a BIND
secondary server and pulls BIND zones from a primary server. This daemon is
not run by default, nor can it be started up from inetd(8).
Files: resolver(4), services(4)