Corrupt zone transfer

Tony Finch dot at
Fri Jun 29 15:48:31 UTC 2012

Danny Horne <danny at> wrote:
> I currently run two Bind 9.9.* nameservers (details below), I've just
> added a slave zone to the Windows one, the Linux one being the master. 
> The zone transferred, however, seems to be corrupt in that when opened
> in Notepad it contains what I can only describe as gobbledegook. 

BIND 9.9 stores slave zones in raw format by default. You can get a
standard textual version using
	named-compilezone -j -f raw -o outfile zonename infile

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