[Xymon] What does the 'dns' test do?

SebA spah at syntec.co.uk
Tue Mar 12 16:58:09 CET 2019

Yeah, I understand the difference, and now I understand why you're doing
it. :-)

Kind regards,


On Tue, 12 Mar 2019 at 15:39, John Thurston <john.thurston at alaska.gov>

> On 3/12/2019 5:57 AM, SebA wrote:
> > I don't really understand why you would be negating the dns test on the
> > server, rather than just removing it altogether.
> A negated test is affirming a service is _not_ accessible.
> Removing the test is not caring if the service is answering.
> These are two different business needs.
> Even if one confirms by some other means that a firewall product is
> running, there is only one way to confirm that product is doing its job.
> One must attempt to gain entry and see that access is denied.
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