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named-xfer(8)							named-xfer(8)


  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...


  -z zone_to_transfer
      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.

  -f db_file
      Specifies	the name of the	file into which	the pulled zone	information
      is placed. This option is	 required to pull a zone.

  -s serial_no
      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.

  -d debug_level
      Sets the debug level and determines the amount of	debug information to
      be displayed.

  -l debug_log_file
      Specifies	the file that will contain any debug messages from the zone

  -t trace_file
      Specifies	the file that will contain a trace from	the zone pull.

  -p port
      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).


  Commands: named(8)

  Files: resolver(4), services(4)