Named.conf logical blocks

Todd Snyder tsnyder at
Tue Jun 28 21:20:52 UTC 2011

there is a perl module out there that may help:

I don't know - I'm not much of a perl monkey (or any of one, really), but I may work for what you'd like.


-----Original Message-----
From: at [ at] On Behalf Of Stefan Certic
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 4:55 PM
To: bind-users at; drf at
Subject: Re: Named.conf logical blocks

I am more looking for a solution to read data with perl and convert to some 
native data structure, like hash reference, or multidimenzional array, so i 
can access and change data in form of: $named_conf_file->{view1}-{zoneblah} = 
'somedata' and then dump it back into original format.


On Tuesday, June 28, 2011 09:46:29 pm David Forrest wrote:
> On 06/28/2011 05:53 PM, Stefan Certic wrote:
> > Hi Guys,
> > 
> > Does anyone have a sample grammar for pharsing named.conf into a data
> > structure? Perl or PHP are preffered, but anything would be fine just to
> > get a
> > clear picture about grammar and logical blocks.
> I send mine through named-checkconf to put it in a consistent state.
> This helps to reduce the includes and sort out the views and
> blocks logically.
> See man named-checkconf.
> /usr/local/sbin/named-checkconf -p >/var/named/named.conf.canonical ||\
> echo -e "\nConversion failed, as will named if attempted" \
> &>>/var/named/named.conf.canonical

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