how to measure dns traffic

jose.a.campos at jose.a.campos at
Fri Oct 25 13:12:28 UTC 2002

are either of these features available with Bind 8.3.3 ?


Jose Campos
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                      Mark_Andrews at isc.o                                                                                                
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> > > 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
> > > just define "traffic" as the number of queries).
> > >
> >          There is also the query log.
> Wouldn't zone-statistics be a lighter-weight way to do it?
             Yes.  It was just an alternative way to do it that works with
             more releases

Mark Andrews, Internet Software Consortium
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