dnstop was written in conjunction with our research into the large amounts of bogus traffic recieved by root DNS servers. It was originally presented in a talk at NANOG26. SDSC made a press release about the research, which led to a slashdot posting. We collected our favorite comments.
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 13:58:51 -0900
From: Royce Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Consider this your notification that we have found dnstop to be useful and interesting. :)
This is an amazingly clear view into a previously murky world. We are very interested in additional tables and necessary/unnecessary query types. We are deploying dnstop on all email (FreeBSD) and DNS (Solaris) servers and have already been able to decrease and reorganize traffic because of it.
We support a 60K dial/DSL/email user base and use DNSBLs and reverse lookups heavily. Would love to volunteer to help test on our live systems at any time. Keep up the good work.
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 13:18:37 -0600
From: Andy Deckowitz <email@example.com>
... This looks like a great program, thanks!
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 12:15:39 -0500 (EST)
From: William Stearns <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks for all your work on squid and dnstop - I really appreciate both tools.
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 13:23:44 -0500 (EST)
From: Jose Nazario <email@example.com>
... thanks again, dnstop is pretty cool...
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 09:02:22 +0100 (MET)
From: Peter Klingebiel - DVZ <Peter.Klingebiel@xx.xxxxxxxx.de>
thanks for your dnstop program, which I just compiled on Sun Solaris. It's a very useful tool.
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 15:03:15 -0000
From: George Crook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Brilliant tool, I love it.
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 10:09:56 -0800
From: Scott Kveton <email@example.com>
I saw your talk yesterday at NANOG and really enjoyed it. [...] the tool works like a champ (and I've found some wordy dns servers on our network that shouldn't be there).
Thanx for the tool!
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