The DNS Activity service uses dnstap to provide visibility into the DNS queries and responses, and DDNS updates that are processed by a DNS/DHCP Server. You can use this information to analyze DNS activity, enabling you to monitor the health of your network and identify any anomalies that might indicate malicious activity. For more information on dnstap, refer to https://dnstap.info/.
- You can only enable this service on DNS/DHCP Server v9.3.0 or greater.
- Upon upgrading to DNS/DHCP Server v9.3.0 or greater, you must perform a full DNS deployment on the DNS/DHCP Servers that will be configured with the DNS Activity service.
- Enabling the DNS Activity service can be resource intensive and might affect the performance of the DNS/DHCP Server; however, configuring filters by Queries or Responses can greatly improve the QPS performance of the DNS Activity service by up to two times. For more information on configuring filters, refer to Configuring DNS Activity.
Comparing DNS Activity and Querylogging
The following table outlines the differences between DNS Activity and Querylogging features on DNS/DHCP Server.
For more information on Querylogging, refer to Querylogging.