Now with round-robin & improved options!
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A python regular-expression based DNS server!
USAGE: ./fakedns.py [-h] -c Config path [-i interface IP address] [--rebind]
The dns.conf should be set the following way:
[RECORD TYPE CODE] [python regular expression] [answer] [rebind answer]
The answer could be a ip address or string
self syntax sugar will be translated to your current machine's local ip address, such as
If a match is not made, the DNS server will attempt to resolve the request using whatever you have your DNS server set to on your local machine and will proxy the request to that server on behalf of the requesting user.
Supported Request Types
- A - TXT - AAAA - PTR - SOA
In-Progress Request Types
- MX - CNAME
- Supports DNS Rebinding - Supports round-robin
Round-robin rules are implemented. Every time a client requests a matching rule, FakeDNS will serve out the next IP in the list of IP's provided in the rule.
A list of IP's is comma-separated.
A robin.net 126.96.36.199,188.8.131.52,184.108.40.206
Is a round-robin rule for robin.net which will serve out responses pointing to 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, and 22.214.171.124, iterating through that order every time a request is made by any client for the robin.net entry.
NOTE : These IP's aren't included as a list to the client in the response - they still only get just one IP in the response (could change that later)
FakeDNS supports rebinding rules, which basically means that the server accepts a certain number of requests from a client for a domain until a threshold (default 1 request) and then it changes the IP address to a different one.
A rebind.net 126.96.36.199 10%188.8.131.52
Means that we have an A record for rebind.net which evaluates to 184.108.40.206 for the first 10 tries. On the 11th request from a client which has already made 10 requests, FakeDNS starts serving out the second ip, 220.127.116.11
You can use a list of addresses here and FakeDNS will round-robin them for you, just like in the "regular" rule.
Testing FakeDNS in Docker
(localhost only without extra steps)
I have had a lot of success testing/developing FakeDNS in Docker because it's easier than running it natively on modern Ubuntu installs which have their own DNS services running on port 53 already.
If you want to try it out, you can do so without much heavy lifting by following these steps:
Assuming you are inside the FakeDns directory:
sudo docker pull ubuntu sudo docker run -it -v `pwd`:/opt -P --privileged --expose 53 ubuntu:latest /bin/bash
You'll then be at a docker root bash prompt which you can use to install python2.7 and run FakeDns:
apt-get update && apt-get install -y python cd /opt python fakedns.py -c dns.conf.example
If you're new to docker and you don't have any other docker containers running, you'll probably have an IP of 172.17.0.2 for your now-running container, which you can hit using nslookup. From there you'll be able to figure it out. If there's enough interest I will make a script for this or a docker image which will be pushed to the docker community hub.