Sunday, October 1, 2006

Nominum Announces Free Diagnostic Tools to Measure DNS Performance

Nominum is offering free diagnostic tools to deliver accurate performance metrics of Domain Name Services (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) services. These include:

  • DNSPerf measures Authoritative Domain Name services and is designed to simulate network conditions by "self-pacing" the query load. Caching services performance and workload profile differ significantly from Authoritative Domain services; therefore a different tool is needed.

  • ResPerf is designed specifically to simulate Caching Domain Name services. To test a caching server, ResPerf systematically increases the query rate and monitors the response rate.

  • DHCPerf measures the DHCP lease assignments to client computers by ramping up lease assignment over time to determine the maximum performance profile.

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