checkzone from stdin?

Ondřej Surý ondrej at
Wed Apr 8 19:05:36 UTC 2020


this has been merged into March release 9.17.0:

Unfortunately, we don’t backport new features, so either you need to follow the 9.17 track or backport the patch yourself. It should be fairly straightforward to backport it to 9.16 branch since the codebases don’t differ much yet.

Ondřej Surý — ISC

> On 8 Apr 2020, at 20:58, Matthew Pounsett <matt at> wrote:
> It looks to me like named-checkzone isn't able to read a zone file from stdin.  
> % cat | named-checkzone -
> zone loading from master file - failed: file not found
> zone not loaded due to errors.
> % cat | named-checkzone
> usage: named-checkzone [-djqvD] [-c class] [-f inputformat] [-F outputformat] [-J filename] [-t directory] [-w directory] [-k (ignore|warn|fail)] [-n (ignore|warn|fail)] [-m (ignore|warn|fail)] [-r (ignore|warn|fail)] [-i (full|full-sibling|local|local-sibling|none)] [-M (ignore|warn|fail)] [-S (ignore|warn|fail)] [-W (ignore|warn)] [-o filename] zonename filename
> If I'm missing something in the man page, could someone provide me with the appropriate clue?  If it's not, what are the chances this feature could show up in a future version?
> In my particular case this would help with reading in zones stored as compressed files, so that I can pipe the decompression directly into named-checkzone without having to do an extra write to disk.  I can imagine it may be useful to others, in different situations, as well.
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