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NAME

       named-checkconf - named configuration file syntax checking tool

SYNOPSIS

       named-checkconf [-h] [-v] [-j] [-t directory] {filename} [-p] [-z]

DESCRIPTION

       named-checkconf checks the syntax, but not the semantics, of a named configuration file.
       The file is parsed and checked for syntax errors, along with all files included by it. If
       no file is specified, /etc/named.conf is read by default.

       Note: files that named reads in separate parser contexts, such as rndc.key and bind.keys,
       are not automatically read by named-checkconf. Configuration errors in these files may
       cause named to fail to run, even if named-checkconf was successful.  named-checkconf can
       be run on these files explicitly, however.

OPTIONS

       -h
           Print the usage summary and exit.

       -t directory
           Chroot to directory so that include directives in the configuration file are processed
           as if run by a similarly chrooted named.

       -v
           Print the version of the named-checkconf program and exit.

       -p
           Print out the named.conf and included files in canonical form if no errors were
           detected.

       -z
           Perform a test load of all master zones found in named.conf.

       -j
           When loading a zonefile read the journal if it exists.

       filename
           The name of the configuration file to be checked. If not specified, it defaults to
           /etc/named.conf.

RETURN VALUES

       named-checkconf returns an exit status of 1 if errors were detected and 0 otherwise.

SEE ALSO

       named(8), named-checkzone(8), BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual.

AUTHOR

       Internet Systems Consortium

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. ("ISC")
       Copyright © 2000-2002 Internet Software Consortium.