How to check slave zone freshness

Klaus Darilion klaus.mailinglists at
Mon Feb 8 14:29:46 UTC 2016

Am 08.02.2016 um 14:58 schrieb Tony Finch:
> 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`.

Ah. Nice, as updating to 9.10 is on my plan.

I guess I need to iterate over all configured zones, may be a bit slow
for several thousand zones. I will seee ...

> 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.

Thanks for the info

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