named-xfer(8)named-xfer(8)Namenamed-xfer - pull BIND/Hesiod zones from another server
/usr/etc/named-xfer -z zone_to_transfer -f db_file -s serial_no [ -d
debug_level ] [ -l debug_log_file ] [ -t trace_file ] [ -p port ] [ -n
] [ -a auth_type.auth_ver ] servers...
The transfer daemon, is a server that is usually run by the daemon, but
it can also be run manually with the given arguments. The transfer
daemon runs on a BIND/Hesiod secondary server and pulls BIND/Hesiod
zones from a primary server. This daemon is not run by default, nor
can it be started up from
This option is required to pull a zone. The
zone_to_transfer argument specifies the name of the
BIND/Hesiod zone that the daemon will transfer, for
-f db_file This option is required to pull a zone. The
db_file argument specifies the name of the file into
which the pulled zone information is placed.
-s serial_no This option is required to pull a zone. The
serial_no argument should be set to the current
serial number of the SOA record for the zone
zone_to_transfer. If serial_no is set to 0, the
zone is always pulled.
-d debug_level The debug_level argument sets the debug level and
determines the amount of debug information to be
-l debug_log_file The debug_log_file argument specifies the file that
will contain any debug messages from the zone pull.
-t trace_file The trace_file argument specifies the file that will
contain a trace from the zone pull.
-p port The port argument specifies the port that will be
used instead of the default nameserver port listed
-n This option must be used when the daemon is running
in the network safe mode. It indicates that the
zone pull must be authenticated.
This option must be used if the daemon is running in
the network safe mode. The auth_type argument indi‐
cates what type of authentication to use and the
auth_ver argument indicates what version of the
authentication type to use. Currently, the
auth_type must be "kerberos" and the auth_ver must
servers... The servers argument is a list of Internet addresses
from which to pull a zone. If the first host cannot
be ddreached, the transfer daemon will try to pull
the zone from the next host listed.
See Alsoservices(5), named(8), kerberos(8krb)
Guide to the BIND/Hesiod Service
Guide to Kerberos