[nsd-users] How to notify myself if NSD dies unexpectedly?

Anand Buddhdev anandb at ripe.net
Thu Mar 6 14:07:12 UTC 2014

On 06/03/2014 14:53, opendaddy at hushmail.com wrote:

> Hello,
> I run this big site which has been down for days now without my
> knowledge due to this:
> [1393533384] nsd[1014]: notice: nsd started (NSD 3.2.15), pid 1014
> [1394026594] nsd[1014]: warning: server 1060 died unexpectedly with
> status 9, restarting
> [1394026594] nsd[1014]: error: fork failed: Cannot allocate memory
> [1394113596] nsd[1014]: warning: signal received, shutting down...
> Restarted NSD manually just now and everything is fine. But does
> anybody know of ways I can notify myself should this happen again?

How about monitoring your server with something like Nagios or Icinga
using their DNS plugins? If you don't want to run a full Nagios or
Icinga server, you might want to look at a service such as Pingdom,
which can monitor things for you and send you reports.


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