updating & checking DNS zone files

Paul Bertain paul at bertain.net
Sun Jul 6 00:45:26 UTC 2008

For incrementing your zone's serial number, I usually include zsu to  
whatever editor I am using.  It doesn't check the zone though.  You  
can use the aforementioned named-checkzone, etc. for that.


On Jul 5, 2008, at 5:04 PM, jbratton at rackspace.com wrote:

> Quoting travis+ml-nanog at subspacefield.org:
>> Apart from using Bernstein's tinydns, anyone have any scripts
>> for looking for problems in zone files or for incrementing the
>> serial number reliably?
> Check out BIND's named-checkzone and named-compilezone, depending on  
> exactly what you are looking for.  There are a number of command  
> line parameters for fine tuning what you care about, and you can use  
> the return value to determine if the zone is valid or not.
> As for the serial number, that is some simple scripting depending on  
> what value you use for the serial number.
> -- Jason
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