Validating named configuration files before "reload"?

Dave Carmean dave at
Mon Nov 22 16:50:45 UTC 1999

On Mon, Nov 22, 1999 at 09:27:52AM -0700, Cricket Liu wrote:

> The best you could do would be to use the same source that
> BIND does to parse the config file, and then your tool would
> have to change with each new release of BIND.  At that point,
> you may as well just use the server itself.

Perhaps a better thing to do is ask the BIND maintainers to add such a 
tool to BIND?  Perhaps named could be stripped down so that it does 
nothing but parse the files, keeping only as much as might be needed to 
check for errors in syntax?

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