Need to improve named performance

Ed LaFrance edl at
Mon Nov 12 16:23:15 UTC 2012

Hello Alan -

Of course you are right, my bad.

Here's the entirety of my named.conf - there's nothing pertaining to 
logging in here, so I guess that means that 'log everything' is the 
default. I would only want to log critical named errors, so if anyone 
has syntax they have my gratitude:

options {
         directory "/var";
         auth-nxdomain no;
         pid-file "/var/run/named/";
         allow-recursion {

         allow-transfer {

key "rndc-key" {
         algorithm hmac-md5;
         secret "CeMgS23y0oWE20nyv0x40Q==";

controls {
         inet port 953
         allow {; } keys { "rndc-key"; };

zone "." {
         type hint;
         file "named.root";

zone "0.0.127.IN-ADDR.ARPA" {
         type master;
         file "localhost.rev";

include "/etc/dnsmanager.include";

... dnsmanager.include contains nothing but the zone definitions.


On 11/12/2012 8:09 AM, Alan Clegg wrote:
> On Nov 12, 2012, at 10:58 AM, Ed LaFrance<edl at>  wrote:
>> Currently I'm not using query logging, it's not in my options at all. Are you saying that named logging by syslog into /var/log/messages is controlled by named.conf? Seems unlikely, I'd think it would be a function of syslog.conf. I'm trying to learn more about it but I'm swamped this am, just thought I'd post here to see if anyone knows a quick way to exclude named from the syslog completely.
> Logging queries to syslog is not on by default (in ISC distributed BIND), so something is doing it.
> Send us your logging stanza...
> (And yes, I'm absolutely sure that logging queries to syslog is handled by named.conf)
> AlanC

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