Change in statistics format

Peter Yardley Peter.Yardley at
Fri Nov 16 01:10:28 UTC 2012

I wrote a script to extract stats from the XML channel. Works for cricket, cacti, MRTG ...

You can find it here…


Looks like I'll have to update it for 9.10 tho, hope they updated the schema number.

On 16/11/2012, at 6:04 AM, John Miller <johnmill at> wrote:

> 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.
> John
> 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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