Query logging format and making less-disruptive changes
This is a follow-up on https://bugs.isc.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=44606
The following change in BIND 9.11.0 caused many people's querylog parsing scripts to break, moreso because the new logging wasn't added at the end of the layout (although it may anyway have broken some parsers):
- [cleanup] Render client/query logging format consistent for ease of log file parsing. (Note that this affects "querylog" format: there is now an additional field indicating the client object address.) [RT #43238]
A new question has been asked - what are we going to do next, and, having already added it (and forced many people to change their scripts aready) will we change the position of the client @0xptr tag, or leave it where it is, going forwards?
I think we should not move it - what's done is done, and too many people have now upgraded to BIND 9.11 and updated their logfile parsing scripts. Can we confirm our plans please.