check-names via command line

Chris Thompson cet1 at
Wed Jul 11 10:43:40 UTC 2012

On Jul 10 2012, Evan Hunt wrote:

>> >Well, I have to take that back. As far as I can see the -k option of
>> >named-checkzone has no effect at all, despite the man page, at least
>> >with BIND 9.8.3-P1.
>> >
>> Thank you. Maybe this will be fixed?
>> It would be great to have named-checkzone be an authoritative tool as 
>> far as zone: Syntax, rules and other error checking goes.
>It works for me.  What errors are you trying to check for that
>named-checkzone -k isn't finding?

Well, it worked for me once I did the tests with the right zone file
(and remembered that check-names doesn't check CNAME labels) ... :-(
Apologies for the FUD.

Chris Thompson
Email: cet1 at

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