named Messages in /var/log/messages?

Barry Margolin barmar at
Mon Mar 27 19:23:49 UTC 2000

In article <8bnp0o$cjv$1 at>,
Stefan Kraemer <kraemer at> wrote:
>Hello everybody,
>I need some help with my named configuration. Since a short time ago my
>/var/log/messages seems to blow up every hour.
>What does following message meen, wich is loged every hour (with nearly the
>same content):
>Mar 27 14:15:25 pc0 named[107]: Cleaned cache of 34 RRsets

Named scanned its cache and found 34 records whose TTLs had expired, so it
removed them.  This is normal.

>Mar 27 14:15:25 pc0 named[107]: USAGE 954159325 954155726 CPU=0.5u/0.25s
>Mar 27 14:15:25 pc0 named[107]: NSTATS 954159325 954155726 A=358 SOA=1
>PTR=95 MX
>=25 ANY=87
>Mar 27 14:15:25 pc0 named[107]: XSTATS 954159325 954155726 RR=114 RNXD=3
>3 RDupR=0 RFail=0 RFErr=0 RErr=2 RAXFR=0 RLame=0 ROpts=0 SSysQ=21 SAns=474
>=95 SDupQ=6 SErr=0 RQ=566 RIQ=0 RFwdQ=0 RDupQ=0 RTCP=0 SFwdR=93 SFail=0
>SNaAns=71 SNXD=39

These are named's usage statistics.  There's a section of the DNS & BIND
book that explains how to interpret them.

>Mar 27 14:35:23 pc0 -- MARK --

This is logged by syslogd periodically just so you know it's working, and
has nothing to do with named.

>I have SuSE Linux 6.3 named 8.2.2-P5
>How can I disable this!

You can control named's logging with the "logging" section of named.conf.
You can configure what level of logging syslogd maintains in

Barry Margolin, barmar at
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