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dns-conf-check(1) FreeBSD General Commands Manual dns-conf-check(1)

dns-conf-check - check /etc/named.conf file

dns-conf-check [ option... ] filename
dns-conf-check -Help
dns-conf-check -VERSion

The dns-conf-check program is used to check the named(8) configuration file for correctness. It checks for things like the forwards and backwards mappings exactly corresponding, and for the name server records all having address records.

The filename on the command line is the file to be checked. It defaults to /etc/named.conf if not specified.

Suggestions for additional checks that dns-conf-check(1) could perform are most welcome.

The following options are understood:

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.

Print the version of the dns-conf-check program being executed.

All other options will produce a diagnostic error.

See the file man1/

See the file man1/

To check your named(8) configuration, you need only say
and 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.conf
This 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.

See the file man1/

See the file man1/

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