BIND-9X-001031 - The print-time variable for the configuration of BIND 9.x server logs must be configured to establish when (date and time) the events occurred.


Without establishing when events occurred, it is impossible to establish, correlate, and investigate the events relating to an incident.

Associating event types with detected events in the application and audit logs provides a means of investigating an attack, recognizing resource utilization or capacity thresholds, or identifying an improperly configured application. In order to compile an accurate risk assessment and provide forensic analysis, it is essential for security personnel to know when events occurred (date and time).


Edit the 'named.conf' file.

Add the 'print-time' sub statement to the 'channel' statement.

Configure the 'print-time' sub statement to 'yes'

Restart the BIND 9.x process.

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References: 800-53|AU-3, CAT|III, CCI|CCI-000131, Rule-ID|SV-207544r612253_rule, STIG-ID|BIND-9X-001031, STIG-Legacy|SV-87011, STIG-Legacy|V-72387, Vuln-ID|V-207544

Plugin: Unix

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