How to identify a "raw" zone file

Evan Hunt each at
Thu Dec 1 22:44:02 UTC 2011

> I've looked at a few of them, and I noticed that all the ones I've seen
> start with the four-octet string "00 00 00 02".  Is that sufficient?

I'd recommend checking the next four octets as well; they'll be "00 00 00 00"
or "00 00 00 01".  The first of those is the format that's always been used
up to now; the second is the format that will be used in 9.9.0, starting
with the next beta.

Evan Hunt -- each at
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

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