Distributed DNS/etc checking

Matthew Wright Matthew.Wright at pearson-harper.com
Wed Apr 4 04:16:23 CDT 2012



Todd Snyder(todd at borked.ca)@Mon, Apr 02, 2012 at 12:08:06PM -0400:
> Good day all,
> 
> There have been a few instances where we've wanted to check our 
> external DNS servers from various external networks, so we've utilized 
> the existing looking glass tools provided by many of you.  However, 
> it's a very manual process, given that all LG's I've found say no 
> automating/scripting.  If we want to check from a couple dozen sites 
> around the world, it's a lot of clicking and typing and collecting.  
> If we wanted to create an tool that our NOC could use to verify our 
> services, we would need something we could script.  Ideally, we'd be 
> able to run this constantly to do health checks on our services, but one step at a time.

A happy customer report for http://www.whatsmydns.net/ not scriptable as such, but very useful, and free into the bargain.

I use it to check our GeoIP DNS is responding as expected. 

Matthew




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