This document is about PowerDNS 4.X. If you have PowerDNS 3.X, please see the PowerDNS 3.X documentation

Tools to analyse DNS traffic

DNS is highly mission critical, it is therefore necessary to be able to study and compare DNS traffic. Since version 2.9.18, PowerDNS comes with various tools to aid in analysis.

The following tools are available:

Downloading the tools

The PowerDNS tools do not (yet) follow an independent release process. However, we keep them working, and they are shipped with PowerDNS Authoritative Server tarballs.

In addition, our build infrastructure creates fresh Linux packages for every commit, and these can be found on: