@XFER_INDOT@named-xfer — ancillary agent for inbound zone transfers

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

     Named-xfer is an ancillary program executed by
     @INDOT@named(@SYS_OPS_EXT@) to perform an inbound zone transfer.  It is
     rarely executed directly, and then 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 zone_to_transfer
                 specifies the name of the zone to be transferred.

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

     -s serial_no
                 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 debuglevel
                 Print debugging information.  The debuglevel is a number
                 determines the level of messages printed.

     -l debug_log_file
                 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 trace_file
                 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 port#    Use a different port number.  The default is the standard
                 port number as returned by getservbyname(@LIB_NETWORK_EXT@)
                 for the 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 @INDOT@named(@SYS_OPS_EXT@) but will be used to
                 determine when to verify the NS records.  See the “stubs”
                 directive in @INDOT@named(@SYS_OPS_EXT@) for more

     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.

     hostname(@DESC_EXT@), @INDOT@named(@SYS_OPS_EXT@),
     resolver(@LIB_NETWORK_EXT@), resolver(@FORMAT_EXT@), RFC 882, RFC 883,
     RFC 973, RFC 974, RFC 1033, RFC 1034, RFC 1035, RFC 1123, “Name Server
     Operations Guide for BIND”.

4th Berkeley Distribution        June 26, 1993       4th Berkeley Distribution