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donuts - analyze DNS zone files for errors and warnings
donuts [-v] [-l LEVEL] [-r RULEFILES] [-i IGNORELIST] [-C] [-c configfile] [-h] [-H] ZONEFILE DOMAINNAME...
donuts is a DNS lint application that examines DNS zone files looking for particular problems. This is especially important for zones making use of DNSSEC security records, since many subtle problems can occur. The default mode of operation assumes you want to check for DNSSEC-related issues; to turn off the invocation of the DNSSEC-related rules run donuts with "-i DNSSEC". If the Text::Wrap Perl module is installed, donuts will give better output formatting.
Rule Set Configuration: -l LEVEL --level=LEVEL Sets the level of errors to be displayed. The default is level 5. The maximum value is level 9, which displays many debugging results. You probably want to run no higher than level 8. -r RULEFILES --rules=RULEFILES A comma-separated list of rule files to load. The strings will be passed to glob() so * wildcards can be used to specify multiple files. Defaults to /usr/local/share/dnssec-tools/donuts/rules/*.txt and $HOME/.dnssec-tools/donuts/rules/*.txt. -i IGNORELIST --ignore=IGNORELIST A comma-separated list of regex patterns which are checked against rule names to determine if some should be ignored. Run with -v to figure out rule names if you're not sure which rule is generating errors you don't wish to see. -f LIST --features=LIST The --features option specifies additional rule features that should be executed. Some rules are turned off by default because they are more intensive or require a live network connection, for instance. Use the --features flag to turn them on. The LIST argument should be a comma-separated list. Example usage: --features live,nsec_check Features available in the default rule set distributed with donuts: live The live feature allows rules that need to perform live DNS queries to run. Most of these live rules query parent and children of the current zone, when appropriate, to see that the parent/child relationships have been built properly. For example, if you have a DS record which authenticates the key used in a child zone the live feature will let a rule run which checks to see if the child is actually publishing the DNSKEY that corresponds to the test zone's DS record. nsec_check This checks all the NSEC or NSEC3 records (as appropriate for the zone) to ensure the chain is complete and that no-overlaps exist. It is fairly memory- and cpu- intensive in large zones. Configuration File Options: -c CONFIGFILE --config-file=CONFIGFILE Parse a configuration file to change constraints specified by rules. This defaults to $HOME/.donuts.conf. -C --no-config Don't read user configuration files at all, such as those specified by the -c option or the $HOME/.donuts.conf file. Extra Live Query Options: Live Queries are enabled through the use of the -f live arguments. These options are only useful if that feature has been enabled. -t INTERFACE --tcpdump-capture=INTERFACE Specifies that tcpdump should be started on INTERFACE (e.g., "eth0") just before donuts begins its run of rules for each domain and will stop it just after it has processed the rules. This is useful when you wish to capture the traffic generated by the live feature, described above. -T FILTER --tcpdump-filter=FILTER When tcpdump is run, this FILTER is passed to it for purposes of filtering traffic. By default, this is set to port 53 || ip[6:2] & 0x1fff != 0, which limits the traffic to traffic destined to port 53 (DNS) or fragmented packets. -o FILE --tcpdump-output-file=FILE Saves the tcpdump-captured packets to FILE. The following special fields can be used to help generate unique file names: %d This is replaced with the current domain name being analyzed (e.g., "example.com"). %t This is replaced with the current epoch time (i.e., the number of seconds since Jan 1, 1970). This field defaults to %d.%t.pcap. --show-gui [alpha code] Displays a browsable GUI screen showing the results of the donuts tests. The QWizard and Gtk2 Perl modules must be installed for this to work. Help Options -H Displays the personal configuration file rules and tokens that are acceptable in a configuration file. The output will consist of a rule name, a token, and a description of its meaning. Your configuration file (e.g., $HOME/.donuts.conf) may have lines in it that look like this: # change the default minimum number of legal NS records from 2 to 1 name: DNS_MULTIPLE_NS minnsrecords: 1 # change the level of the following rule from 8 to 5 name: DNS_REASONABLE_TTLS level: 5 This allows you to override certain aspects of how rules are executed. -R Displays a list of all known rules along with their description (if available). -h Displays a help message. --help Displays a help message more tailored to people who prefer long-style options. -q Turns on a quieter output mode. This only affects one case: if no errors are found, it will not print out "0 errors found". -q is ignored if a -v argument is present. -v Turns on more verbose output. Multiple -v's will turn on increasing amounts of output. The number of -v's will dictate output: 1. Describes which rules are being loaded and extra detail for rules that found errors (rule Level and extra text detail) 2. Even more detail about rules that found errors: file name, file line number, rule type. 3. Shows extra detail on the record text being analyzed (the detail is not always available, however). 4. Even more detail about rules that found errors: dumps the rule code itself. 5. Even more detail about rules that found errors: dumps the internal rule structure. Obsolete Options -L Obsolete command line option. Please use --features live instead.
Run donuts in its default mode on the example.com zone which is contained in the db.example.com file: % donuts db.example.com example.com Run donuts with significantly more output, both in terms of verbosity and in terms of the number of rules that are run to analyze the file: % donuts -v -v --level 9 db.example.com example.com
Copyright 2004-2011 SPARTA, Inc. All rights reserved. See the COPYING file included with the DNSSEC-Tools package for details.
Wes Hardaker <email@example.com>
For more information on the dnssec-tools project: http://www.dnssec-tools.org/ For writing rules that can be loaded by donuts: B<Net::DNS::SEC::Tools::Donuts::Rule>, General DNS and DNSSEC usage: B<Net::DNS>, B<Net::DNS::SEC>