[Pdns-users] Logging All DNS Queries

bert hubert bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl
Wed Jul 22 19:38:21 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 9:36 PM, Brendan Oakley<gentux2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 10:49 AM, Bryan Brannigan wrote:
>> I would like to configure PowerDNS to log all DNS queries to a text
>> file or to a MySQL table.  Does anyone know if this is possible?
> There is the query-logging setting, but given Bert's response I wonder
> if it is implemented in any backend. I thought I'd used it once but
> it's been a while so maybe I recall incorrectly.

Not all backends implement it. In addition, they do not log the DNS
query by the Backend query. Most DNS queries lead to ANY-backend
queries, so you won't be able to see the type of the DNS query.

> I find that the stats given on the web-server tool answer every
> question I want to know about who is querying and for what. For
> performance monitoring I have tests that make queries using
> '/etc/init.d/pdns mrtg'.

Indeed, and I should have pointed that out!


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