How to check slave zone freshness

Tony Finch dot at
Mon Feb 8 13:58:48 UTC 2016

Klaus Darilion <klaus.mailinglists at> wrote:
> I want to monitor the freshness of my slaves zones. Is it somehow
> possible to extract the status of slave-zones from bind?

If you are running 9.10 or later you can use `rndc zonestatus`.

I have an older script which just looks at the timestamp of the zone
files; BIND bumps the timestamp whenever it successfully refreshes the
zone, even if it didn't need to transfer any changes.

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