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DNS-FLOOD-DETECTOR(8) dns flood detection tool DNS-FLOOD-DETECTOR(8)


DNS-FLOOD-DETECTOR - dns flood detection and alert tool


dns-flood-detector [-b|-d] [-v] [-h] [-i device] [-t n] [-a n] [-w n] [-x n] [-m n]


DNS Flood Detector was developed to detect abusive usage levels on high traffic nameservers and to enable quick response to the use of one's nameserver to facilitate spam.


run in foreground in bindsnap mode
run in background in daemon mode
verbose output - use again for more verbosity
display help
-i device
specify device name to listen on
-t n
alarm at >n queries per second
-a n
reset alarm after n seconds
-w n
calculate stats every n seconds
-x n
create n buckets
-m n
report overall stats every n seconds


Website <>


DNS-FLOOD-DETECTOR was written by Dennis Opacki <>.

This manual page was written by Jan Wagner <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

2006-11-03 1.10