bind9 and logrotation

Steven Carr sjcarr at
Mon Jul 29 23:14:25 UTC 2013

On 30 July 2013 00:08, Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo at>wrote:

> > 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...

You could always just configure BIND to ship to syslog and then do whatever
you want to the logs (and if your syslog is configured to send them via UDP
to a dedicated logging server [and not to local disk] it can give you a
performance increase, especially if you have query logging enabled).

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