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Where can you find DNS logs?

This article explains what DNS is and where DNS logs can be found.

What is DNS?

The Domain Name System (DNS) is the Internet’s phone book. Domain names such as nytimes.com and espn.com allow people to access information on the internet. Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are used to communicate between web browsers.

DNS converts domain names to IP addresses, allowing browsers to access services on the Internet. Query logging, also known as analytical logging, is commonly provided by DNS servers. All requests handled by the server are detailed in these events.

Question: Where can you find the logs for my DNS server?

Answer: Logs are stored in /var/log/named/named.log for Bind, and PowerDNS, they are in /var/log/messages.

We hope that you now have a good understanding of what DNS is and Where can you find DNS logs? If you continue to have problems with the protocol outlined above, please contact the bodHOST Team for constructive assistance 24×7.

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