[Pdns-users] Monitoring question

Pieter Lexis pieter.lexis at powerdns.com
Wed Mar 1 10:11:21 UTC 2017


On Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:29:14 -0700 (MST)
NoBloat <bloat at grounded.net> wrote:

> The manual at;
> https://doc.powerdns.com/md/authoritative/howtos/#basic-setup-configuring-database-connectivity
> Says to start the monitor;
> /etc/init.d/pdns monitor
> I have no such service, mine is installed in;
> /usr/sbin/pdns_server
> Needless to say, searching the net for such keywords leads to countless unrelated things.
> How do I monitor this server? I am also using tail on the /var/log/messages file but I suspect there is more to be seen based on the first url I've posted.

You can indeed look at the systemd journal (`journalctl -u pdns -f`), but that won't give you the console.

We did not have this question in a while, you can simulate the `/etc/init.d/pdns monitor` behaviour by running (make sure the service not running):

/usr/sbin/pdns_server --daemon=no --guardian=no --control-console --loglevel=9

I'll update our documentation on this, good catch!

Best regards,


Pieter Lexis
PowerDNS.COM BV -- https://www.powerdns.com

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