Stats collection script for BIND 9.5 (and greater?)

Peter Yardley petery at
Sat Dec 20 02:01:40 UTC 2008

Thanks for this,

I don't check the schema version (prolly should). I (or someone else) 
should be able to mod the code to cope with this. I will prolly look at 
it thru the Xmas break.

Alexander Gall wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 17:12:21 +1100, Peter Yardley <petery at> said:
>> I have written a script to collect data from the XML stats channel of a
>> Bind 9.5+ DNS server. It works with Cricket and should work with MRTG
>> and Cacti.
>> You can get it here...
>> in the projects section under 'Bind 9.5 DNS Stats', or this is the
>> direct link...
> This looks useful, thanks.  However, ISC has chosen to change some
> tags in 9.6.0rc1 (nsstats -> nsstat, zonestats -> zonestat, resstats ->
> resstat).  Unfortunately, they didn't bump the version of their XML
> schema (it's still reported as 1.0 in the <isc> tag), so it's hard to
> do right.  I hope this is going to be fixed in the final 9.6.0
> release.

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