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Re: Monitoring DNS server

From: Martin Pala
Subject: Re: Monitoring DNS server
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 12:32:19 +0200


currently the DNS protocol test doesn't allow to customize the query. It 
verifies that the server reacts on DNS request, but that request is hardcoded 
(NS record for "." zone ).

In the future we may extend the DNS protocol check to allow query 
customizations like the one which you described.


On Oct 4, 2010, at 6:55 AM, Bernd Wurst wrote:

> Hi.
> I have found a rule to monitor a DNS server in general, but is there also a 
> rule format to have monit check if a DNS server does return a valid reply?
> Tonight, our DNS servers refused to load our master zone file (because of an 
> error) and so the DNS server keeps running but does not reply to a query 
> about 
> our master domain. Monit thought it was up and running but it was useless.
> Is there a way to monitor if DNS server XYZ does reply to a specific query 
> with a specific reply. Would be great if this is possible. In the docs, there 
> is no such example.
> greets,
> Bernd
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