Secondary Zone 'Raw' File format

Evan Hunt each at
Fri May 4 17:47:18 UTC 2012

> The other things that changed in BIND 9.9 is that there is a new version
> of the "raw" format (as in "-F raw=1" versus "-F raw=0" in named-checkzone,
> q.v. its man page).

You're right, I forgot that bit.

> What was the motivation for that change?

It's for inline signing.  Raw format 1 has an extended header that includes
the serial number of the zone from which it was generated.  This lets us
resynchronoize the unsigned and signed versions of an inline-signing zone,
in the event that, for example, you update the original zone file and
restart named.

Evan Hunt -- each at
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

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