PowerDNS Recursive Resolver

Icinga/Nagios plugin, interned to check PowerDNS status using rec_control

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PowerDNS Recursive Resolver check

Icinga/Nagios plugin, interned to check PowerDNS Recursor status using rec_control or the API. A non-zero exit code is generated if the numbers of DNS queries per seconds exceeds warning/critical

Installation and requirements

  • Python 2.7 or Python 3.x
  • Either rec_control or the API.
    rec_control is included in the PowerDNS package. It is used to send commands to a running PowerDNS nameserver.
  • monitoring-plugins
    On debian-based systems you need the package nagios-plugins or the package monitoring-plugins


For example: check the statistics using the API running on using key "myapikey".

./check_powerdns_rec.py -A -P 8082 -k myapikey -p

Use --help argument for a description of all arguments.

./check_powerdns_rec.py --help


PowerDNS Recursive Resolver check is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 3.