DNS Workshop

Thursday Jul 19, 2012

Lesser known DNS tools and BIND tricks

A talk at the german unix user group (GUUG) meeting on 2nd August 2012 in Berlin. The name of the talk is "Lesser known DNS tools and BIND tricks".

The slides

Direct Link: Lesser known DNS tools and BIND tricks

PDF Version Lesser known DNS tools and BIND tricks

Tools mentioned in the talk

commandpackage / projectwebpagedescription
dnsgetudnshttp://www.corpit.ru/mjt/udns.htmlsimple dns lookup tool
digbind9http://isc.orggeneric dns lookup tool
dnsmapdnsmaphttp://code.google.com/p/dnsmap/brute force dns zone mapper
adnshostadnshttp://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~ian/adns/fast, asynchronous dns lookup tool
adnsresfilteradnshttp://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~ian/adns/dns IP to name resolution as a filter
avahi-browseavahihttp://avahi.orgbrowse multicast DNS services
mdns-scanmdns-scanhttp://0pointer.de/lennart/projects/mdns-scan/browse multicast DNS service
ldns-mxldnshttp://www.nlnetlabs.nl/projects/ldns/lookup mail server for a domain
dnstreednsbrowsehttp://www.isi.edu/~johnh/SOFTWARE/DNS/terse display of a zone
lookupdnssec-toolshttp://www.dnssec-tools.org/graphical DNS and DNSSEC lookup tool
ldns-chaosldnshttp://www.nlnetlabs.nl/projects/ldns/find version of DNS server
fpdnsfpdnshttps://github.com/kirei/fpdnsfingerprint DNS server version
echopingechopinghttp://echoping.sourceforge.net/measure DNS server latency
dnstopdnstophttp://dns.measurement-factory.com/tools/dnstop/monitor local DNS traffic
dnscapdnscaphttps://www.dns-oarc.net/tools/dnscap/capture DNS traffic
dnspktflowdnssec-toolshttp://www.dnssec-tools.org/visualize DNS traffic in a network
dnstracerdnstracerhttp://www.mavetju.org/unix/dnstracer.php/displays the DNS delegation tree
dnswalkdnswalkhttp://sourceforge.net/projects/dnswalk/validate a DNS zone
zonecheckzonecheckhttp://zonecheck.frDNS zone debugger
mapperdnssec-toolshttp://www.dnssec-tools.org/graphically display the content of a zone file
DNSSEC-checkdnssec-toolshttp://www.dnssec-tools.org/test DNSSEC caching resolver capabilities
sshfpsshfphttp://www.xelerance.com/services/software/sshfp/generate SSHFP records from knownhosts
ldns-walkldnshttp://www.nlnetlabs.nl/projects/ldns/"walks" a NSEC signed zone
walkerwalkerhttp://josefsson.org/walker/"walks" a NSEC signed zone
drillldnshttp://www.nlnetlabs.nl/projects/ldns/clone of 'dig' with extra functions
unbound-hostunboundhttp://unbound.netthe ultimate DNS/DNSSEC troubleshooting tool
donutsdnssec-toolshttp://www.dnssec-tools.org/validates a DNSSEC signed zone
ldns-verifyldnshttp://www.nlnetlabs.nl/projects/ldns/validates a DNSSEC signed zone
named-checkconfbind9http://isc.orgverifies a BIND 9 configuration file and zones
named-checkzonebind9http://isc.orgverifies a DNS master zone file
named-compilezonebind9http://isc.orgconverts a zone file between text and binary format
named-journalprintbind9http://isc.orgprints the content of a BIND 9 journal file
nsupdatebind9http://isc.orgsends DNS dynamic updates to a DNS server


Can you please provide a PDF of the slides for viewing on an iPhone?

Posted by Tony Finch on August 03, 2012 at 12:59 PM CEST #

Hello Tony,

the slides are made in HTML using S5 (http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/s5/). I haven't found out how to produce a good PDF version from the slides (if you have a hint for me, let me know).

As a workaround for iPhone, I've provided a direct link to the HTML slides (non-iframe). Load these, and then tap in the lower right corner to display the slide controls. If you select the "0" for "Outline Mode", you get a single HTML page of all the content that you can scroll up and down on the iPhone.

-- Carsten

Posted by Carsten Strotmann on August 04, 2012 at 03:06 PM CEST #

Hi Tony,

thanks to Google Chrome I was able to produce a PDF version of the slides (b/w). See the link in the blog article.

I plan to create a small blog article on every tool mentioned in the talk, as the slides do not contain all the details that I talk about in the talk (because it is a "talk", not a "read" :) )

-- Carsten

Posted by Carsten Strotmann on August 04, 2012 at 04:49 PM CEST #

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