DNS Server Tasks

Version 1.2

This document describes the DNS Server Tasks, provided as custom tasks that must be installed with PureLoad/PureTest on each machine using these tasks.

The DNS Server Tasks may be used simulate a simple master DNS server. Operations supported are:

  • Query of A records (name -> IPv4 address(es)
  • Query of AAAA records (name -> IPv6 address(es)
  • Reverse lookups (IP address -> name)
  • Query of NS records (name -> domain name)
  • Query of NAPTR records (name -> NAPTR)

Before you use the tasks, read more about installing and how to load and use custom tasks.

Provided tasks


Task used to to initiate and start DNS Server, used by DNS Server tasks following this task.

DNS records that can be specified is provided using parameter DNS Records or in a file specified by parameter DNS Records File. The format of the specified DNS records are specified in the format:

  name [type] result

where type is A, AAAA, NS or NAPTR. Default i A/AAAA.


    naptr.org NAPTR 10 100 "S" "SIP+D2U" "" _sip._udp.example.com.
    pureload.com NS ns1.pureload.com
    pureload.com NS ns2.pureload.com


Address Used to bind the server to a specified local host IP address. If not specified the default local IP address is used.
Port Used to bind the server to a specified local port. If not specified the system will pick up an ephemeral port. The variable “dns.server.port” is assigned to the port used.
TTL TTL (Time To Live) in seconds
DNS Records File Optional properties file of DNS records (name and IP address)
DNS Records DNS records (A, AAAA, PTR, NS and NAPTR supported)


Task used to to stop DNS Server.

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