check-names via command line

Chris Thompson cet1 at
Tue Jul 10 15:23:04 UTC 2012

On Jul 10 2012, Gary Wallis wrote:

>Is there a way to "check names" via the command line (like with a 
>named-checkzone type tool.)
>I need to validate zone info BEFORE trying to load, log frag:
>10-Jul-2012 11:36:02.199 general: zone loading 
>master file master/external/g/ bad name (check-names)
>10-Jul-2012 11:38:01.815 general: dns_rdata_fromtext: 
>master/external/g/ near 'uk.hostmaster at': bad 
>name (check-names)
>(X added for some privacy.)

Check out the -k option of named-checkzone. It defaults to "warn" anyway,
but you may want to use "fail".

Chris Thompson
Email: cet1 at

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