TrafMeter has built-in DNS Server which allows to
translate the human-readable domain name (for example,
www.wikipedia.org) into the machine-readable IP address (for
example, 188.8.131.52). It can function as a Caching or Forwarding
DNS Server which answers to DNS queries from clients either from
its cache or forward it to other DNS server which can respond to
Why DNS Server is present in TrafMeter?
The main purpose of built-in DNS Server in TrafMeter
is to have "all-in-one" box for Internet Gateway Software (it is
really important for Windows XP or Vista). Second, DNS Server plays
a key role when the traffic limit is over and TrafMeter displays
the page "Sorry, your traffic limit is exceeded".
- DNS Server responds only when Traffic Capture is
- DNS Server listens on all available network
interfaces for requests.
- You should specify at least one Forwarding DNS
Server. This can be DNS Server of your Internet Service Provider
- If your network has Active Directory, you should
specify Active Directory DNS Server as "Forwarding DNS
- By default, the permission of using your DNS Server
has all networks configured at the computer running TrafMeter
Service. You can specify an additional networks or IP address
ranges that allow to send requests to DNS Server (for example,
- Other DNS Server (by third-party vendor) may conflict
with built-in DNS Service in TrafMeter. Therefore, you must use
only single DNS Server implementation at the same PC.