How to prevent BIND from resolving addresses in logs

Jeremy C. Reed jreed at
Thu Sep 27 22:11:43 UTC 2012

On Thu, 27 Sep 2012, Spumonti Spumonti wrote:

> I just installed BIND 9.9.1-P3 from source and while looking through 
> the query log files I noticed that IP addresses were being resolved:
> 27-Sep-2012 12:01:56.512 client ( 
> query: ...

That is:

    2570.   [func]          Log the destination address the query was sent to.
                            [RT #19209]

> In my other servers which are running the redhat packaged version of 
> BIND (9.8.2), my query logs look like:
> 27-Sep-2012 14:04:03.523 client query: ...

> I'm sure there's something completely obvious that I've missed.  How 
> do I stop BIND from resolving these addresses and just including the 
> IP address in the log file?

That feature isn't offered. Is it inconvenient to know where the query 
was sent to?

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