How to identify a "raw" zone file

Tony Finch dot at
Fri Dec 2 11:48:34 UTC 2011

Evan Hunt <each at> wrote:
> 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.

Would it be possible for bind to auto-detect the format?

f.anthony.n.finch  <dot at>
Biscay: North or northwest, backing west, 5 to 7. Rough or very rough. Rain or
showers. Moderate or good.

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