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dnstraceroute - DNS traceroute utility

dnstraceroute is a traceroute utility to figure out the path that a DNS request is passing through to get to its destination. Comparing it to a network traceroute can help identify if DNS traffic is routed via any unwanted path.

usage: dnstraceroute [-h] [-q] [-a] [-s server] [-p port] [-c count] [-t type] [-w wait] hostname

Show this help
Print expert hints if available
Turn on AS# lookups for each hop encountered
DNS server to use (default: first system resolver)
DNS server port number (default: 53)
Maximum number of hops (default: 30)
Maximum wait time for a reply (default: 5)
DNS request record type (default: A)
Print colorful output

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