[dns-operations] Decent DNS traversal tools

Marco Caselli marcocaselli86 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 10:05:21 UTC 2011

Hi to all,

I'm not an expert but I'm working on DNS for my thesis.
Besides the two programs mentioned above in the previous mails I used also


2011/9/16 Einar Lönn <einar.lonn at iis.se>

> On Sep 15, 2011, at 5:26 PM, Mike Jones wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > Just wondering if anyone knows of any decent tools for checking that
> > everything is consistent between DNS servers. I found a few web based
> > traversal tools that will follow the full delegation tree (most just
> > follow 1 chain), but they have really let me down more recently
> > because none seem to support IPv6! Also I couldn't find anything open
> > source I could run myself, to deal with the problem that just as I
> > seem to find a decent site they go and bring out a "new improved"
> > version that requires twice the effort to get it to do anything.
> >
> > A few weeks ago I finally got around to throwing together something
> > for personal use, which works "well enough" but I would rather find
> > something that was perhaps a little more compliant than my quick botch
> > job if possible (like following the delegation chain properly instead
> > of blindly, following CNAMEs properly, and whatever else I missed -
> > DNSSEC support+validation would be nice too for when I get around to
> > playing with that).
> >
> > https://www.mikejones.in/dns/?hostname=dns-oarc.net&type=ANY
> >
> > That's what I came up with to show the sort of thing I mean.
> >
> > Thanks
> > - Mike
> Not sure exactly what you want to look at but we have a BSD-licensed
> delegation checking tool called DNSCheck that you could either take parts of
> or just try out straight off (https://github.com/dotse/dnscheck). We also
> host an instance of this that you can try out without installing anything at
> (http://dnscheck.iis.se); but it does sound as if you might want to just
> grab a few of the modules from our Github repository...
> DNSCheck handles both dnssec and IPv6 and the policy for errors itself is
> very easy to change to suit your needs, if you dont want the default quite
> "strict" dns-standard ones.
>        /Regards,  Einar Lönn | .SE
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