check_dns: add AAAA,MX,TXT,SRV,CNAME (#1185)

Jan Wagner waja at
Sat Jan 17 10:20:01 CET 2015

Hi Peter,

thanks for bringing this up to our attention.

> take care when takeover, looks like the upstream version has a strange
> upcase issue:

nagios-plugins isn't our upstream, but they forked us (not digging into
details here again). So we can share code in some areas in each direction.

> /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins/check_dns -q SOA
> DNS OK: 0,023 seconds response time. returns
> /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins/check_dns -q MX
> DNS OK: 0,043 seconds response time. returns 10
> (amout of upcase chars vary....haven't digged through the code how this
> could happen...perhaps one can inform upstream)

We have spotted some quirks with this changes too, which is one reason
that we don't have pulled it (yet).

>   /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins/check_dns -V
> check_dns v2.0.1 (nagios-plugins 2.0.1)

Maybe you might want to report this issue at

With kind regards, Jan.

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