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NAME

     zonec - NSD Zone Compiler version 2.3.3.

SYNOPSIS

     zonec [-v] [-h] [-L] [-F] [-d directory] [-o origin] [-f database]
           nsd.zones

DESCRIPTION

     Zonec is the nsd(8) database compiler for creating name space databases
     from a set of input master zone files specified in nsd.zones file.

     It is normally invoked via nsdc(8) rebuild command.  Zonec will then
     parse every zone in nsd.zones file and add it to the name space database,
     /etc/nsd/nsd.db by default, that is used by nsd(8) to answer incoming
     queries.

     If nsd.zones file equals ‘-‘ then all zone information is read from
     stdin. Making constructs like:

     cat zones* | ./zonec -f nsd.db -o example.net -

     possible.

     The available options are:

     -d directory
             Change the working directory to directory before doing any work.

     -f database
             Create the specified database instead of the default
             /etc/nsd/nsd.db

     -o origin
             When reading from stdin use this as the first origin. When
             reading zone from nsd.zones this option is ignored.

     -v      Increase the verbosity of zonec.  This flag can be specified
             multiple times to increase the level of verbosity.  The first
             level of verbosity will print per zone summary information.  The
             second level of will print progress information for each 10,000
             RRs processed.

     -F      Set debug facilities. (If compiled with --enable-checking.)

     -L      Set debug level. (If compiled with --enable-checking.)

FILE FORMAT

     The nsd.zones file is formatted as follows:
     zone    <zonename>     <filename>       [masters <IP>|<IP>|...]
     zone    <zonename>     <filename>       [notify <IP>|<IP>|...]

     The first word on a line must be ‘‘zone’’. It indicates that the zone
     should be loaded as authoritative data.

     The second word is the name (origin) of the zone and the third word is
     the pathname to the master zone file. If you use zonec with the -d option
     the pathname may be relative to the NSD zones directory.

     Optionally masters list-of-ip-addresses can be present to update the
     respective zone with axfr from the given master servers. These servers
     will be tried in order.  This option is ignored by zonec and is only
     relevant for nsdc update.

     Optionally a list-of-ip-addresses of server that must be notified when
     can be present.  This option is ignored by zonec and is only relevant for
     nsdc notify.

     A typical example would be:
     zone    example.com    primary/example.com
     zone    example.net    secondary/example.net    masters 10.1.1.1

     The second line indicates that nsdc update should try to axfr the zone
     example.net from the master server 10.1.1.1

     Since NSD is primarily written to be run on the root name servers, this
     file most likely to contain something like:
     zone    .               root.zone

FILES

     /etc/nsd/nsd.db
             default NSD database

DIAGNOSTICS

     zonec will log all the problems via the standard error output and
     progress via stdout if -v option is specified.

SEE ALSO

     nsd(8), nsd-notify(8), nsd-xfer(8), nsdc(8)

AUTHORS

     NSD was written by NLnet Labs and RIPE NCC joint team. Please see CREDITS
     file in the distribution for further details.

BUGS

     Zonec has rather weak error diagnostics that will change in further
     versions.  Zonec expects the input files to be free of syntax errors and
     very little fool proof checks are done.