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DNS zone disappeared

Discussion in 'Bind/DNS/Nameserver' started by jmginer, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. jmginer

    jmginer Well-Known Member

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    Hello, a client informs us that a dns zone has disappeared. We have created it again, but what log file do we have to investigate to find out what happened?

    Thanks!
     
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    Hello,

    You may check the DNS related log files,

    /usr/local/cpanel/logs/dnsadmin.log
    /var/log/messages

    but I believe in this case, more helpful ones would be,

    /usr/local/cpanel/logs/access_log (What did the user do after logging to the server, may be you should grep for the domain name and/or the user in this log for more details.)
    /usr/local/cpanel/logs/error_log (Unlikely)
    /usr/local/cpanel/logs/session_log (If the user deleted the DNS)

    My 2c. It will be difficult if someone deleted the zone file from the shell.
     
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    Hello @jmginer

    @SS-Maddy has the best advice here - this is exactly what we would suggest looking through.
     
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