how to measure dns traffic

Mark_Andrews at Mark_Andrews at
Wed Oct 9 00:12:01 UTC 2002

> > i got an account at a commercial dns-server and they charge me for the
> > "traffic" my domains.
> > what i am curious is how can be this done ?
> > if they just measure the traffic on the "named-port" its not my traffic,
> its
> > all the dns traffic they have (and they have thousands of zones). as far
> as
> > i know they are running bin9. does bin9 have such a feature that its
> logging
> > the traffic ?
> Not as such, but it has zone statistics, which can tell you how many
> queries the name server received for records in the various zones it
> loads.  I suppose you could try to extrapolate "traffic" from that (or
> just define "traffic" as the number of queries).
	There is also the query log.

Mark Andrews, Internet Software Consortium
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