Current Release

Ver 1.2, Apr 8, 2005

All software is certified to contain No Adware, No Spyware, and No Viruses.

Download the Self-extracting automatic installation program. The software will be automatically installed to your computer.

Download the software in a ZIP archive. You will need to unzip it with a tool such as pkzip or winzip.

This software is compatible with Windows version 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, and Vista.

All SB-Software products are free of disabled features or expirations. You may try out the full functionality of the program for an unlimited time period.

 

 

 

Quick Info: DNS Watcher is a shareware tool to monitor your DNS servers. It sits in the windows system tray and periodically checks the servers, verifying that they are online, and responding with correct records. There is also a "manual" mode where you can interactively query the DNS servers.

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Would you like to know more about DNS Watcher, and how it you can use it to ensure that your web site is up and running ?

Want to know more? Check out the following:
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View some screen shots of the program in use.
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Read the online documentation / users's manual.
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Read more about the software.
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Also check out SMTP watcher for SMTP servers.

Recent New Features

Here's a run-down of some of the new features introduced in versions 1.2:

  • Add options to restrict the list of valid IP addresses
  • Fix screen resolution problems with unusual dpi settings

Beta Versions

None

Features:

DNS Watcher is a tool for web masters to watch and monitor their DNS records. You can configure DNS Watcher with a list of DNS server names and host names, and DNS Watcher will poll the servers periodically and make sure your DNS records are correct. This makes it easy to tell if your DNS server has crashed or not responding. DNS Watcher keeps a statistical count of successful and errored connections, so you can tell how often your servers are experiencing faults.

DNS Watcher also includes a DNS query tool that lets you query your DNS records and see exactly what is stored there (A records, MX records, etc). The interactive mode is very useful as you can see what records your DNS servers are exporting and whether there are any mistakes.

If your DNS server goes down, then visitors will be unable to reach your website. This can be costly and time consuming to deal with. Using DNS watcher will let you know immediately when a problem occurs.

 

 
Screen Shot
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Fast Facts and Features
  • Can be placed in system tray
  • Automatically periodically polls your DNS servers and verifies correct operation.
  • Manual mode is also available to let you manually query DNS records
  • Keeps statistics and log files of successful and unsuccessful attempts.

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