|-Help||Provide some help with using the dns-conf-check program.|
|This option may be used to specify a directory to search for include files. It may be used more than once, the directories will be searched in the order given.|
|-VERSion||Print the version of the dns-conf-check program being executed.|
To check your named(8) configuration, you need only saydns-conf-checkand the file named(8) configuration file will be read, and also all of the files it refers to. Various cross checks will be made between the files, too.
If you want to check a named(8) configuration, but without installing it first (which can be important if you need to guarantee continuity of service) put you new configuration files together in a temporary directory, with relative paths.dns-conf-check -I. etc/named.confThis will access all of the files as if they were below "." (the current directory) rather than absolute. This can simplify configuration management issues, too.
Suggestions for additional checks that dns-conf-check(1) could perform are most welcome.