Reporting on DNS statistics

Will Yardley william-nospam-newdream-net at
Fri Feb 22 02:25:30 UTC 2002

In article <a53qvr$6r1 at>, George Buckman wrote:
> Has any one developed a methodology for reporting on DNS statistics?
> I would like to able to trend DNS utilization.  Looking to develop
> something that either captures the syslog statistics or utilizes the
> named.stats file and create a csv or something similar. Thought there
> might be something already out there or someone has developed a
> solution they are willing to share.

nrg, a front end for rrdtool has some provision for this.
(rrdtool - you might check some of the other front ends for rrdtool as

here's a shot of a graph of dns query rate done by nrg and rrdtool:
(nrg home page)

the nrg plugin uses something to collect the named.stats file and then
puts it in a round robin database.

nrg can then create graphs based on the data here.

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