[Pdns-users] Recursor address in Dnstap messages

Hans Seidel hseidel at benocs.com
Tue Mar 23 06:56:07 UTC 2021

unfortunately, the identify field does not work since it just contains 
the string "DNS". I will probably file a feature request via github as 
next step.


On 22.03.21 08:44, Hans Seidel wrote:
> Hello Peter,
> thanks for the tip with the identity field. I will look into it. I 
> need to make a few changes in our log receiver, since we do not 
> evaluate this field yet.
> Best,
> Hans
> On 19.03.21 11:12, Peter van Dijk via Pdns-users wrote:
>> Hello Hans,
>> On Fri, 2021-03-19 at 10:08 +0100, Hans Seidel via Pdns-users wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> we are using the message logging via Dnstap of the PowerDNS Recursor
>>> (version 4.4.2). Since we have several instances that send us log
>>> messages, we want to distinguish the different instances via their IP
>>> address. I assumed that recursors IP address is set in the
>>> query_address field of the Dnstap massage but it is not set at all.
>> You're right, the code does not set it.
>> How about the identity field? Is that set in the feeds you get?
>>> Is there an option to set/add the recursor IP address to the Dnstap
>>> messages?
>> Not right now, the code simply is not there - filing a feature request
>> via https://github.com/PowerDNS/pdns/issues/new/choose is always
>> possible, of course, but first I'd like to see if the identity field
>> might work for you.
>> Kind regards,

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