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We are looking for best practice to monitor our NS records to make sure they are propagating properly across the internet.
I’ve setup check_dnsext ( as part of our Icinga installation and it seems to be working very well.
We are polling public DNS servers (Google, UltraDNS, for our NS records.  We tried OpenDNS but they were not giving back proper results.
Does anyone else do this or have a better way?
Zachary McGibbon
Network Specialist / McGill NCS
Office: (514) 398-7388
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Interesting idea, never even considered it, but I’m curious now.


Andy Poirier

Network Admin

North Central University


I really like for a quick way of checking sanity of NS records.  Not sure if it's the level of detail you want, but it's helpful for us.


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I like the ultraDNS toolset that includes a similar report. They have a great selection of tools for free and still more if you use the paid service. The premium services perform repetitive tests with alerts...


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From: John Rodkey [mailto:rodkey@WESTMONT.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 2:19 PM
Subject: Re: Monitoring NS records


I really like for a quick way of checking sanity of NS records.  Not sure if it's the level of detail you want, but it's helpful for us.



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