[Pdns-users] Call for recursive testing data - please help!

Ton van Rosmalen ton at netbase.nl
Mon Mar 17 07:46:43 UTC 2008

Hi Bert,

I donÃ
½t run the recursor myself just the authorative server. Will 
authorative data be ok as well?


Ton van Rosmalen

bert hubert schreef:
> Dear PowerDNS users,
> PowerDNS Recursor 3.1.5 is around the corner, shaping up to be a rather
> important upgrade, and we need your help!
> 3.1.5 is in large scale production use in some places already, which has
> helped shake out a number of bugs.
> Our internal test procedures consist of verifying PowerDNS Recursor answers
> against previously recorded traffic, and for this purpose we have lots of
> test data, but this data is getting old, and we need new data.
> You can help us tremendously by recording DNS data to your resolvers, and
> sending it to us in anonymised form. We even provide tools to anonymise
> traffic.
> To record traffic, run on your recursor:
> # tcpdump -p -C 200 -s 1500 -w for-powerdns port 53 
> Then anonimise using 'dnswasher':
> # for a in for-powerdns* ; do dnswasher $a washed-$a; done
> The resulting washed-* files do not contain IP addresses of your customers
> anymore, which can be verified with tcpdump. A binary Linux copy of
> dnswasher can be found on http://svn.powerdns.com/dnswasher.bz2 - it can
> also be compiled from the PowerDNS sources.
> We are looking for gigabytes of data, the command above will generate 200MB
> files. The more data you can send, the better it is for us.
> Please contact me on how to transfer these files to me. We will treat your
> anonymised data as confidential, of course.
> Kind regards,
> Bert Hubert
> PowerDNS

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