What is wrong with my second $ORIGIN
Darcy Kevin (FCA)
kevin.darcy at fcagroup.com
Fri Sep 15 20:52:39 UTC 2017
Just as a general piece of advice, if you're trying to troubleshoot a zonefile parsing issue, sometimes it's useful to just do a zone transfer of the loaded zone and eyeball it. This is obviously more practical with a smaller zone (such as the one you showed) than a huge one, but even if the zone is large, you can focus on only the specific names/RRsets that you consider problematic.
In this case, a zone transfer would have shown the $ORIGIN being appended to the name in the input file which was missing the trailing period. It should have stuck out like a sore thumb, as they say, because the name would have been long and strange-looking. Sometimes that's a really quick way to home in on the problem than to stare at the input zone file and mimic the zonefile-parsing algorithm in one's head.
Of course, this assumes the zone loaded at all. It's possible to mess up a zonefile so much that it doesn't even load, but, in such cases, BIND usually gives a very specific error message about what's wrong. So those don't tend to lead to "mysteries" like the more subtle errors do (e.g. trailing-period omissions).
From: bind-users [mailto:bind-users-bounces at lists.isc.org] On Behalf Of Harshith Mulky
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2017 4:16 AM
To: bind-users at lists.isc.org
Subject: Re: What is wrong with my second $ORIGIN
Than you All.
Did not notice I had missed a trailing '.'
Will make sure I do not miss these things the next time I test
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