Measuring DNS Performance & Graphing Logs

Andrew Smith andrew.william.smith at
Wed May 20 07:47:33 UTC 2015

Smokeping ( can graph DNS response latency
via dig.

ThousandEyes ( has some commercial options
for monitoring DNS server responsiveness, and zone performance from
different vantage points throughout the globe.

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Zayed Mahmud <zayed.mahmud at>

> Hello!
> This is my first message to NANOG's mailing list. I hope someone can help
> me.
> I was wondering which tool(s) can I use to measure the performance of my 3
> DNS servers (1 primary, 1 secondary, 1 solely cacheDNS)? From the stats I
> would like to know if my DNS server is serving as it should be or if any of
> it's options are set inappropriately and others alike.
> I looked for a while but could not find any. Any help would be highly
> appreciated. I am running bind9 on UNIX platform.
> Question 2) I would also like to know how can I graph my DNS logs? And how
> can I integrate it to my CACTI server as well? I couldn't find any suitable
> plugin. Any suggestion?
> --
> --
> Best Regards,
> *Zayed Mahmud*
> *Senior Core & IP Network Team,*
> *Banglalion Communications Limited, Bangladesh.*

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