[dns-operations] Monitoring DNS Servers

Erik Klavon erik at ack.berkeley.edu
Tue Jun 7 17:06:01 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jun 07, 2011 at 11:48:04AM +0200, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> 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.)

Nagios does come with a DNS plug in. Smokeping is useful for graphing
query latency.


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