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Concise Guide to DNS and BIND, The by Nicolai Langfeldt

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The Log File(s)

BIND writes things to log file(s). You can direct what gets written where with the logging statement, which is discussed in Chapters 3 and 15. By default, named logs to syslog, and usually you will find the named log messages in /var/adm/messages or /var/log/messages, but not always. It depends on your syslog configuration. The format and wording of the messages, and what messages you will find, varies a bit over time, but the complaints mostly stay the same. This list is based on BIND 8.2.2P5. Kevin O'Neil maintains a list of log messages at http://www.acmebw.com/askmrdns/bind-messages.htm. It can provide more varied comments on these messages as well, having the DNS newsgroups to draw on. The following list is not by any means ...

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