Monday, April 1, 2013

named-checkzone and named-checkconf command syntax

named-checkzone {zonename} {filename}
Where,

  • zonename : The domain name of the zone being checked.

  • filename : The name of the zone file.


How do I check my zone file configuration for errors?


Use named-checkzone to check the zone files as follows:
named-checkzone nixcraft.com /var/named/zone.nixcraft.com
Output:
OK

If you see "OK" as result, the zone file is properly configured and you can restart bind name server.

 

How do I check my bind configuration for errors?


Simply run command as follows:
# named-checkconf /etc/named.conf
You may want to chroot to directory so that include directives in the configuration file are processed as if run by a similarly chrooted named:
# named-checkconf -t /var/named/chroot /etc/named.conf
If there is no output, the configuration is considered correct and you can safely restart or reload bind configuration file. If there is an error it will be displayed on screen:
# named-checkconf /etc/named.conf

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