Validating named configuration files before "reload"?

Jakob Schlyter jakob at
Mon Nov 22 12:46:47 UTC 1999

On Mon, 22 Nov 1999, Pierre Belanger wrote:

> What we need is a program to parse the named configuration file
> (and all included files) and print any error on stderr.

I agree. This could be implemented either as a standalone program or as an
option to a running named ('ndc configtest' perhaps). This feature-request
should perhaps be sent to the people involved in the BIND 9 development.


Jakob Schlyter <jakob at>       Network Analyst
Phone:  +46 31-772 59 19                     Computer Communications Group
Fax:    +46 31-772 59 22                     Chalmers University of Technology           SE-412 96 Goteborg, Sweden

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