How do I get statistics from BIND 9.3.2?

Søren soren at
Fri Feb 24 22:47:55 UTC 2006

> I get this error when I try to run "rndc stats". Why? I have tried to 
> Google without any useable result.
> root at pc# rndc stats
> rndc: 'stats' failed: file not found
> /var/named/etc/namedb/named.conf:
> options {
> [CUT]
> listen-on {;; };
> directory "/etc/namedb";
> pid-file "/var/run/named/pid";
> zone-statistics yes;
> statistics-file "/var/named/var/log/named.stats";
> };

Ahhh.. got it. I forgot I run named in a jail and therefore
statistics-file "/var/named/var/log/named.stats";
must instead be
statistics-file "/var/log/named.stats";

Now I got a lot of statistics in the stats file :-) Now I must find out how 
to get it via SNMP (I am looking into this now).

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