May 12 – 13, 2019
Shangri-La Bangkok
Asia/Bangkok timezone

Flamethrower: A flexible tool for DNS load and functional testing

May 13, 2019, 2:00 PM
Ballroom 1 (Shangri-La Bangkok)

Ballroom 1

Shangri-La Bangkok

89 ซอย Wat Suan Plu - Dumex, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Standard Presentation Public Workshop


Jan Včelák (NS1)


Flamethrower is a new DNS performance and functional testing utility. Originally envisioned as an “improved dnsperf” and allowing simulation of realistic looking traffic patterns it has become a versatile tool for DNS server development and load testing. We will discuss motivations for its existence, its features, technical architecture, and use cases.

The tool has been developed at NS1, has been open-sourced in January 2019, and currently lives on DNS-OARC's GitHub.

Talk Duration 30 Minutes

Primary author

Jan Včelák (NS1)

Presentation materials