bind9 and logrotation

Christoph Anton Mitterer calestyo at
Mon Jul 29 23:08:19 UTC 2013

On Mon, 2013-07-29 at 15:55 -0700, Chris Buxton wrote:
> Send a feature request to ISC, or write it in yourself and maintain a
> patch.
Do they have a bug tracker? I though they only pick up stuff from here?

> Of course you know logrotate can truncate files rather than renaming
> them, after first copying their contents, but this leaves a small
> window for lost log messages.
Sure... but as you said... rather ugly as prone to loosing messages.

> You can also configure logrotate to work with the inactive log files
> created by BIND's own logging facility. That is, let BIND write and
> rotate log files, but then process them with logrotate afterward.
Yeah... I thought about that as well... and it would be my workaround
solution... but again... it's rather ugly...

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