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Re: Monitoring DNS server

From: Len Conrad
Subject: Re: Monitoring DNS server
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2010 05:52:49 -0500

>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?

It's very easy to write a short script using dig that egrep's the DNS answer 
for "status: refused" (zone failure) or negative answer.

Or you could egrep for a critical A-record answer, else, ALERT.

dig to auth server with options +norec +short


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