ixplore man page

ixplore — A tool that provides insights into IXFRs

Synopsis

ixplore COMMAND COMMAND_OPT...

ixplore diff ZONE BEFORE AFTER

ixplore track IP ADDRESS PORT ZONE DIRECTORY

Description

ixplore is a tool to work with IXFR (incremental zonetransfers) in two modes (specified by COMMAND): diff or track.

In the 'diff' mode, it will show a diff(1)-like output between BEFORE and AFTER.

In the 'track' mode, ixplore consumes IXFRs from IP ADDRESS and writes the resulting zonefiles out to DIRECTORY/ZONE-serial. If no initial zonefiles exist, an initial AXFR will be done first. ixplore will then check the SOA serial on IP ADDRESS for ZONE every SOA Refresh seconds and perform an IXFR if the serial has increased.

Options

diff-mode

ZONE
The name of the zone the IXFRs are consumed from.
BEFORE
Path to the 'before' zonefile.
AFYER
Path to the 'after' zonefile.

track-mode

IP ADDRESS
The IP address to consume IXFRs from.
PORT
The port to use on IP ADDRESS.
ZONE
Name of the zone to track changes of.
DIRECTORY
Directory where the zonefiles will be stored.

See Also

diff(1)

Authors

Pieter Lexis (pieter.lexis@powerdns.com).

Info

October 2015