Change in statistics format

John Miller johnmill at
Thu Nov 15 19:04:27 UTC 2012

Thanks, Evan.  That's exactly what I wanted to know.  I'm already 
running the statistics server, so I'd certainly prefer to leverage that 
rather than rely on a bunch of regexes to parse the statistics file.

I'll let the folks at Hyperic know about the upcoming schema changes.


On 11/15/2012 12:22 PM, Evan Hunt wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 11:44:12AM -0500, John Miller wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> When did BIND 9 switch over from the older
> The new stats counters were added in 9.5.0.  They're in all currently-
> supported releases; the old format is fully deprecated now.
> Incidentally, that release also introduced an http statistics channel
> and XML stats reporting, which might be of interest to your monitoring
> software.  (Note, though, in 9.9.3 we're going to introduce a newer
> better XML schema for statistics as a compile-time option, and it'll
> be standard in 9.10, so if they wanted to write code to parse our XML,
> they might want to know there'll be a few different schema versions in
> the field soon.)
>> Is this a tunable parameter?
> No.

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