[rrd-users] Re: remstats : dns-collector
thomas.erskine at sympatico.ca
Thu Jun 19 16:08:36 MEST 2003
At 09:52 2003-06-19, Ed Schmollinger wrote:
>On Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 07:25:04AM -0400, Thomas Erskine wrote:
>> I'm sorry, but these rrds aren't likely to help people who need it. I'd
>> recommend djbdns instead, which does produce logs which can be
>> analyzed. Unless newer versions of bind have some more reasonable method
>> of getting stats out, I can't offer anything better in remstats.
>BIND9 writes to the statistics-file when you do 'rndc stats'. You
Thanks for your kind offer of information. I can (and will) update the rrd
to use this, but can't test it any longer as I have no installation to try
it on. Does it maintain the counters between runs, or only since startup?
>The statistics-file in question is of the format
>+++ Statistics Dump +++ (1056027600)
>--- Statistics Dump --- (1056027600)
>The numbers listed after success, referral, etc are all counters, and
>the number in parenthesis on the "Statistics Dump" line is the time at
>which the stat dump happened.
>BIND8 writes statistics to the standard named log, assuming that you've
>configured your logging options correctly. Those are the XSTATS and
>NSTATS lines, read DNS and BIND by Albitz and Liu if you feel a need to
>decode them. (Your effort is probably better spent on updating to
Since people ought to be updating to bind9, and since I can't test either
version, I'm disinclined to include bind8.
>Both of those are fairly lightweight, and shouldn't cause any noticable
>impact on your nameservers.
This is important info for me.
Thanks again for this usefull summary.
>Ed Schmollinger - schmolli at frozencrow.org
Thomas Erskine <thomas.erskine at sympatico.ca> +1.613.591.8490
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