Promoting a slave to master gives syntax error

Theodotos Andreou theo at
Tue Apr 29 13:37:07 UTC 2014

On 04/29/2014 03:31 PM, Tony Finch wrote:
> Theodotos Andreou <theo at> wrote:
>> Now I have a different problem. After converting alll the zones to master many
>> zones failed to load because of this:
>> 29-Apr-2014 11:21:32.613 dns_rdata_fromtext: near '': bad name (check-names)
>> Any idea why? Is there a configuration setting to ignore these errors?
> Use "check-names warn;". The BIND 9 ARM says:
>    check-names
>    This option is used to restrict the character set and syntax of certain
>    domain names in master files and/or DNS responses received from the
>    network. The default varies according to zone type. For master zones the
>    default is fail. For slave zones the default is warn. It is not
>    implemented for hint zones.
> Tony.
Thanks Tony. That's exactly what I was looking for.

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