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ISC Bind collector

Collects Name server summary performance statistics using rndc tool.


  • Version of bind must be 9.6 +
  • Netdata must have permissions to run rndc stats

It produces:

  1. Name server statistics

    • requests
    • responses
    • success
    • auth_answer
    • nonauth_answer
    • nxrrset
    • failure
    • nxdomain
    • recursion
    • duplicate
    • rejections
  2. Incoming queries

    • A
    • NS
    • CNAME
    • SOA
    • PTR
    • MX
    • TXT
    • X25
    • AAAA
    • SRV
    • NAPTR
    • A6
    • DS
    • RSIG
    • DNSKEY
    • SPF
    • ANY
    • DLV
  3. Outgoing queries

  • Same as Incoming queries


Edit the python.d/bind_rndc.conf configuration file using edit-config from the Netdata config directory, which is typically at /etc/netdata.

cd /etc/netdata   # Replace this path with your Netdata config directory, if different
sudo ./edit-config python.d/bind_rndc.conf


named_stats_path : '/var/log/bind/named.stats'

If no configuration is given, module will attempt to read named.stats file at /var/log/bind/named.stats


To troubleshoot issues with the bind_rndc module, run the python.d.plugin with the debug option enabled. The output will give you the output of the data collection job or error messages on why the collector isn't working.

First, navigate to your plugins directory, usually they are located under /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/. If that's not the case on your system, open netdata.conf and look for the setting plugins directory. Once you're in the plugin's directory, switch to the netdata user.

cd /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/
sudo su -s /bin/bash netdata

Now you can manually run the bind_rndc module in debug mode:

./python.d.plugin bind_rndc debug trace

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