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NAME

       named-checkconf - named configuration file syntax checking tool

SYNOPSIS

       named-checkconf [-chjlvz] [-p [-x ]] [-t directory] {filename}

DESCRIPTION

       named-checkconf  checks  the syntax, but not the semantics, of a named configuration file.
       The file, along with all files included by it, is parsed and checked for syntax errors. 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.   However,
       named-checkconf can be run on these files explicitly.

OPTIONS

       -h     This option prints the usage summary and exits.

       -j     When loading a zonefile, this option instructs named to  read  the  journal  if  it
              exists.

       -l     This  option  lists all the configured zones. Each line of output contains the zone
              name, class (e.g. IN), view, and type (e.g. primary or secondary).

       -c     This option specifies that only the "core" configuration should  be  checked.  This
              suppresses  the  loading  of  plugin  modules,  and causes all parameters to plugin
              statements to be ignored.

       -i     This option ignores warnings on deprecated options.

       -p     This option prints out the named.conf and included files in canonical  form  if  no
              errors were detected. See also the -x option.

       -t directory
              This  option  instructs named to chroot to directory, so that include directives in
              the configuration file are processed as if run by a similarly chrooted named.

       -v     This option prints the version of the named-checkconf program and exits.

       -x     When printing the configuration files  in  canonical  form,  this  option  obscures
              shared  secrets  by  replacing them with strings of question marks (?). This allows
              the contents of named.conf and related files to  be  shared  -  for  example,  when
              submitting  bug  reports - without compromising private data. This option cannot be
              used without -p.

       -z     This option performs a test load of all zones of type primary found in named.conf.

       filename
              This indicates 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

       2021, Internet Systems Consortium