syntax/format of zone on slave $ORIGIN/paragraph - sorted?

Walter Smith whatisee1 at
Thu Feb 10 16:53:59 UTC 2011

Is it possible to have just single sorted paragraph(s) within all these repeating $ORIGINs?

Like this:

$ORIGIN bar.
a A
b A
c A

a A

b A

c A


a A

b A

c A

...'cause in my case I see this $ORIGIN keep repeating over-and-over again and I have to extract and blend all these some way down the road I'll see again:

$ORIGIN bar.
x A
y A
z A


--- On Wed, 2/9/11, Torinthiel <torinthiel at> wrote:

From: Torinthiel <torinthiel at>
Subject: Re: syntax/format of zone on slave $ORIGIN/paragraph - sorted?
To: bind-users at
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 10:50 AM

On 02/09/11 17:34, Walter Smith wrote:
> Hello,
> I have bind/named running on Linux master and slaves. All is good, but
> now when I’m trying to clean up some old records – I realized that
> sorted zone on slaves are quite uneven. What I meant is, the $ORIGIN
> splits the zone into some unknown to me syntax/format. Is there anywhere
> I can find the description/documentation on it – How exactly slave parse
> the zone from master and puts all these arbitrary paragraphs with $ORIGIN.

$ORIGIN is simply appended to every name that does not have dot at the end.
www a

and a
are completely equivalent.

Now, why would you want to look into slave files, except for verifying
that the zone transfer succeeded?
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