[hobbit] DNS not ok using xymon but ok using BB

Buchan Milne bgmilne at staff.telkomsa.net
Wed Aug 5 16:06:45 CEST 2009

On Tuesday, 4 August 2009 21:44:56 Bill Wagner wrote:
> I have recently installed xymon 4.2.3 on a solaris 10 platform.  I also
> have BB running on another solaris 10 server.  The BB server has been
> running for years.
> My  issue:  I am monitoring seven DNS servers.   BB reports all seven as
> DNS OK.  However xymon reports five servers as 'not ok'.  I am unable to
> determine why the DNS test fails on these servers.
> I have tested by changing hobbitlaunch.cfg to use:
>         CMD bbtest-net --no-ares --debug --report --ping --checkresponse
> I did not see any useful information from the log:
> 2009-08-04 15:33:30 Adding to combo msg: status <server>.dns red <!--
> [flags:ordastLe] --> Tue Aug  4 15:33:07 2009 dns NOT ok
>       status <server>.dns red <!-- [flags:ordastLe] --> Tue Aug  4
> 15:33:07 2009 dns NOT ok

By default, the DNS test tries to resolve the host's own hostname, e.g. if 
this server is server.mydomain.com, you should test with:

$ dig @server.mydomain.com server.mydomain.com

You can have it test any other DNS record for any domain, please see 'man bb-
hosts' for more information.


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