monitoring/graphing/tracking named queries

Jamie.McDonald jamie.mcdonald at
Mon Nov 16 09:08:04 UTC 2015

We take grep the output of 'rndc status' for the recursive clients value and graph that into Zabbix.

It may not be the most accurate but it gives us an indication of request distribution across our servers.

- Jamie

-----Original Message-----
From: bind-users-bounces at [mailto:bind-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Frank Even
Sent: 13 November 2015 23:44
To: bind-users
Subject: Re: monitoring/graphing/tracking named queries

Thanks a lot.  This is largely what I've been looking for/wondering about.  Thanks again!

Has anyone gotten much of anything going with graphite?

On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 3:50 PM, Warren Kumari <warren at> wrote:
> See:
> DSC -
> Hedgehog - ("demo":
> )
> W
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 5:45 PM, Frank Even < at> wrote:
>> What does everyone do for monitoring their DNS traffic, if anything?
>> I've come to a place where I need to have a good understanding of
>> general capacity.  For example, how much traffic and types of traffic
>> individual servers are handling.
>> I'd also like to get a breakdown of raw # of queries, then types of
>> queries, and in some cases, the top 20 "busiest hosts" and maybe what
>> they are hitting the servers with.
>> dnstop I'm aware provides a lot of this functionality.  But I'm
>> wondering if anyone out there is aggregating a lot of this data and
>> how they are going about doing it.  Tutorials for this topic out on
>> the internets seem to be pretty sparse.  If there is something out
>> there, I'd rather not reinvent the wheel.
>> Thanks in advance for any assistance, Frank
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