Bind 9.9.3 configuration message: missing 'file' entry

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at
Sun Jun 2 21:47:05 UTC 2013

On 02.06.13 14:27, Spain, Dr. Jeffry A. wrote:
>For bind 9.9.3 build on Ubuntu 12.04LTS x64, I see log messages, for
> example, "/etc/bind/named.conf.local:4: zone '': missing 'file'
> entry" for each slave zone configured for inline signing.  The file clause
> is, in fact, present in the configuration file, for example:

>zone "" {
>        type slave;
>        file "/var/cache/bind/";
>        key-directory "/var/lib/bind/";
>        auto-dnssec maintain;
>        inline-signing yes;
>        masters { stealthMasters; };
>        notify explicit;
>        also-notify { publicSlaves; };
>        allow-transfer { localhost; transferees; };

Have you looked carefuly enough, and to the correct file if there is no
missed character that makes the configuration invalid?
Have you run named-checkconf with and without the given file as parameter?

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