[dns-operations] Monitoring DNS Servers

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Tue Jun 7 09:48:04 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jun 06, 2011 at 11:49:19PM -0500,
 david klein <root at nachtmaus.us> wrote 
 a message of 33 lines which said:

> how do you monitor it? [...] I come from a mostly Cisco and Linux
> background, so the idea of a platform not having an SNMP agent is a
> little surprising.

If it is a DNS server, why not monitoring it with a DNS client? (I'm
pretty sure all the monitoring platforms such as Nagios already have a
DNS monitor.)

Querying the SNMP agent monitors the SNMP agent, not the service the
box is supposed to provide.

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