DNS Statistics Collector
DNS Statistics Collector (DSC) is a tool used for collecting and exploring statistics from busy DNS servers. It uses a distributed architecture with collectors running on or near nameservers sending their data to one or more central presenters for display and archiving. Collectors use pcap to sniff network traffic. They transmit aggregated data to the presenter as XML data.
DNS Statistics Presenter can be found here:
More information about DSC/DSP may be found here:
Issues should be reported here:
dsc requires a couple of libraries beside a normal C compiling
environment with autoconf, automake and libtool.
dsc has a non-optional dependency on the PCAP library and optional
dependency on the GeoIP library (for the
To install the dependencies under Debian/Ubuntu:
apt-get install -y libpcap-dev libproc-pid-file-perl
To install the dependencies under CentOS (with EPEL enabled):
yum install -y libpcap-devel perl-Proc-PID-File
To install the dependencies under FreeBSD 10+ using
pkg install -y libpcap p5-Proc-PID-File
To install the dependencies under OpenBSD 5+ using
NOTE: It is recommended to install the PCAP library from source/ports on OpenBSD since the bundled version is an older and modified version.
Building from source tarball
The source tarball from DNS-OARC comes prepared with
tar zxvf dsc-version.tar.gz cd dsc-version ./configure [options] make make install
Building from Git repository
If you are building
dsc from it's Git repository you will first need
to initiate the Git submodules that exists and later create autoconf/automake
files, this will require a build environment with autoconf, automake and
libtool to be installed.
git clone https://github.com/DNS-OARC/dsc.git cd dsc git submodule update --init ./autogen.sh ./configure [options] make make install
John Bond at ICANN DNS Engineering team has developed a puppet module for DSC, the module and code can be found here: