no more recursive clients: quota reached

Dawn Connelly dawn.connelly at
Tue Sep 11 14:30:42 UTC 2007

You could always turn on query logging. That would log each query that is
being made and show you who is spiking your queries. If you are looking for
a monitoring tool, Raffy Marty wrote an interesting tool that can hook in to
DNS logs called Afterglow. It's been awhile since I've played with the tool,
but it would probably do what you are looking for.  Raffy is a good guy. I'm sure if you
needed any help setting it up he'd be more than happy to offer some
On 9/11/07, Niall O'Reilly <Niall.oReilly at> wrote:
> "no more recursive clients: quota reached".  In the past, we've
> been able to match these to connectivity problems for an outlying
> site with its own local name servers which has become isolated
> from the "greater Internet".
> A recent incident doesn't fit this explanation.  I'm wondering
> how best to determine whether the configured quota needs to be
> adjusted.
> If anyone has a better idea than periodically dumping stats
> and tracking the value tagged 'recursion' there, I'ld appreciate
> the hint.
> I've looked (perhaps not hard enough) for an MRTG-compatible
> script to do what's needed, and not found one.  If anyone is
> interested in the one I expect to write soon, I'll be glad to
> share it.

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