Bind: how to get statistics information

To get statistics information about query numbers that Bind has served you need to add next line to configuration file:

statistics-file "/var/stats/named.stats";

It should be added in a ‘global’ options statement. After that you need to restart Bind and run:

rndc stats

Bind will dump statistics to this file. Note that if you run Bind chrooted it will be in a chroot filesystem.

[root@playground ~]# cat /var/named/var/stats/named.stats

+++ Statistics Dump +++ (1322570392)
success 4826691
referral 14062
nxrrset 1213695
nxdomain 68008
recursion 544168
failure 25343
[root@playground ~]#