dnsmeter is a tool for testing performance of a nameserver and the infrastructure around it. It generates DNS queries and sends them via UDP to a target nameserver and counts the answers.
- payload can be given as a text file or a PCAP file
- can automatically run different load steps, which can be given as a list or ranges
- results per load step can be stored in a CSV file
- sender addresses can be spoofed from a given network or from the addresses found in the PCAP file
- answers are counted, even if source address is spoofed, if answers get routed back to the load generator
- round-trip-times are measured (average, min, mix)
- the amount of DNSSEC queries can be given as percentage of total traffic
- optimized for high amount of packets, on an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2430 v2 @ 2.50GHz it can generate more than 900.000 packets per second
- runs on Linux and FreeBSD
Packages for Debian, Ubuntu and RPM (CentOS, Fedora, RHEL, SLE and openSUSE) can be found here: https://dev.dns-oarc.net/packages/
The following releases of dnsmeter are available for download along with the changelog.
|dnsmeter-1.0.2.tar.gz||June 2, 2021||7.5M|
|dnsmeter-1.0.1.tar.gz||October 7, 2019||7.5M|
|dnsmeter-1.0.0.tar.gz||September 23, 2019||7.5M|
See README.md for instructions how to install the software and the included manual pages on how to run the software.
You can clone the code repositories from GitHub:
$ git clone https://github.com/DNS-OARC/dnsmeter.git