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NAMED-XFER(8)							 NAMED-XFER(8)

NAME
       named-xfer - ancillary agent for inbound zone transfers

SYNOPSIS
       named-xfer  -z zone_to_transfer -f db_file -s serial_no [ -d debuglevel
       ] [ -l debug_log_file ] [ -t trace_file ] [ -p port# ]  [  -S  ]	 name‐
       server

DESCRIPTION
       Named-xfer  is  an ancillary program executed by named(8) to perform an
       inbound zone transfer.  It is rarely executed  directly,	 and  only  by
       system  administrators who are trying to debug a zone transfer problem.
       See RFC's 1033, 1034, and 1035 for more	information  on	 the  Internet
       name-domain system.

       Options are:

       -z     specifies the name of the zone to be transferred.

       -f     specifies	 the  name  of	the file into which the zone should be
	      dumped when it is received from the primary server.

       -s     specifies the serial number of our current copy  of  this	 zone.
	      If  the  SOA  RR	we get from the primary server does not have a
	      serial number higher than this, the transfer will be aborted.

       -d     Print debugging information.  A number after  the	 ``d''	deter‐
	      mines the level of messages printed.

       -l     Specifies	 a  log	 file  for debugging messages.	The default is
	      system- dependent but is usually in /var/tmp or /usr/tmp.	  Note
	      that this only applies if -d is also specified.

       -t     Specifies	 a  trace  file which will contain a protocol trace of
	      the zone transfer.  This is probably only of interest to	people
	      debugging the name server itself.

       -p     Use  a  different port number.  The default is the standard port
	      number as returned by getservbyname(3) for service ``domain''.

       -S     Perform a restricted transfer of only the SOA,  NS  records  and
	      glue  A  records for the zone. The SOA record will not be loaded
	      by named but will be used to determine when  to  verify  the  NS
	      records.	 the ``stubs'' directive in named(8) for more informa‐
	      tion.

       Additional arguments are taken as name server  addresses	 in  so-called
       ``dotted-quad''	syntax	only; no host name are allowed here.  At least
       one address must be specified.  Any additional addresses will be	 tried
       in order if the first one fails to transfer to us successfully.

SEE ALSO
       named(8),  resolver(3), resolver(5), hostname(7), RFC 882, RFC 883, RFC
       973, RFC 974, RFC 1033, RFC 1034, RFC 1035, RFC 1123, Name Server Oper‐
       ations Guide for BIND

4th Berkeley Distribution	 June 26, 1993			 NAMED-XFER(8)
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