Debugging PowerDNS

Run “service pdns monitor” and it will show the live running stats, very useful for debugging geobackend.

Sample Output

[root@s203 fold]# service pdns monitor
Dec 17 18:59:29 [GeoBackend] This is the geobackend (Aug 30 2007, 15:24:28 – $Revision: 1.1 $) reporting
Dec 17 18:59:29 This is a standalone pdns
Dec 17 18:59:29 UDP server bound to xx.xx.xx.xx:53
Dec 17 18:59:29 TCP server bound to xx.xx.xx.xx:53
Dec 17 18:59:29 PowerDNS 2.9.x (C) 2001-2006 PowerDNS.COM BV (Aug 30 2007, 15:25:05, gcc 3.4.6 20060404 (Red Hat 3.4.6-3)) starting up
Dec 17 18:59:29 PowerDNS comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it according to the terms of the GPL version 2.
Dec 17 18:59:29 Creating backend connection for TCP
Dec 17 18:59:29 [bindbackend] Parsing 1 domain(s), will report when done
Dec 17 18:59:29 [bindbackend] Done parsing domains, 0 rejected, 1 new, 0 removed
Dec 17 18:59:29 [geobackend] Parsing IP map zonefile
% Dec 17 18:59:29 Launched webserver on 127.0.0.1:8081
Dec 17 18:59:30 [geobackend] Finished parsing IP map zonefile: added 83781 prefixes, stored in 208428 nodes using 2501136 bytes of memory
Dec 17 18:59:30 [geobackend] Parsing director map /mapping.dns
Dec 17 18:59:30 [geobackend] Finished parsing 1 director map files, 0 failures
Dec 17 18:59:30 About to create 3 backend threads for UDP
Dec 17 18:59:30 Done launching threads, ready to distribute questions
Dec 17 18:59:34 [geobackend] Serving blog.trungson.com CNAME us.blog.trungson.com to 69.1.xx.xx (840)

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