Test Tools for DynSite
All the programs on this page were especially developed
to test some features before their integration in DynSite.
For this reason they must be considered as experimental, some won't do anything
useful for you, some others may not work at all. Don't expect anything fancy either,
they were just designed for test purpose.
Some of the tested features are
already included in the latest version available here,
some others are still in test.
- All the programs available from this website are designed for the Microsoft Windows
operating system, they won't work or any other platforms (e.g. Mac OS, Linux, etc.) They are compatible with Windows XP and later (unless noted otherwise).
- If you want to buy the full version of any demo program available
here, just click the Buy link
above the related Download button or click the program
name under the Buy drop-down menu and you'll be redirected to the
order form on the reseller's website. Orders and delivery are handled by
MyCommerce (a Digital River company).
- A registration is required for daily or professional uses; it would also be much appreciated to possibly get technical support.
Dynamic Update Tester
Dynamic Update Tester (DynUp) is an application to
test the implementation I made of
dynamic updates (RFC2136).
Updates are sent to a compatible DNS server on port 53 (default), not to a dynamic DNS services.
Note: this is a test application, not an automatic IP updater.
The latest builds include the implementation of
HMAC-MD5 (RFC2845) and
transaction signatures (TSIG) for secure dynamic updates. GSS with SPNEGO/Kerberos v5 is supported.
The host names are optional. You may enter many and separate
them with either a blank, a comma or a semi-colon. An A record must exist for
every host name to update. Do not include the zone name.
The Update Zone option allows the update of the A record
of the root.
This version was successfully tested on ISC Bind 9.2.4r4
and Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Buy Dynamic Update Tester
Router Tester (RTest) is an application to help
DynSite users to accurately identify the path to the HTML status page of their routers.
If your router does not appear in the list of supported
routers in DynSite and the program figures out the path to its status
page, please send me the brand, the model and the path to the status page of yours
by e-mail and I
will add it to the next update. Please read the included readme.txt file for
Universal Plug-and-Play Tester
Universal Plug-and-Play Tester (UPnPTest) is an experimental tool that
lists all the available devices compatible with the
Universal Plug-and-Play protocol
including routers (IGDs).
When the program starts it first checks the configuration of the required UPnP
services and the Windows Firewall and possibly configure them for you (after
being prompted). Then it searches for available devices and updates the list as
devices are plugged or unplugged.
The status window displays miscellaneous notifications and the IP addresses of
the routers as they are assigned.
You can also select a device or a service from the list and click Properties...
to get some information about it or to query a service using the available actions.
- You may have to install the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 (x86 and x64) for the UPnP Tester to run on your system.
- In Properties, double-click any URL to open it in your default browser.
- You may have to enable Universal Plug-and-Play in your router configuration
screen before your router shows in the list.
SNMP Tester (SnmpTest)
is a tool that queries and monitors SNMP-compatible devices but it
is especially designed to test SNMP router compatibility.
The first part of the test queries the system name and
system description strings, the forwarding flag and enumerates all
the exposed interfaces.
The 2nd part of the test monitors SNMP traps from the device
(your system must be configured to receive traps from the device). While the
monitoring is running, trigger some events e.g. connection and disconnection of
the Internet line and see if these events are reported in the application.
WakeUp is an experimental tool to test
the features of ACPI computers. You can:
choose between standby and hibernation
(if supported by your system)
manually suspend your system
have your system to resume after a specified amount of time or
at a specific time
configure WakeUp to launch an application
or an URL on resume
prevent the system from suspending if
TCP connections on specified ports are active
Note: make sure to quote the path to
the executable to launch if it includes spaces.
Plug-and-Play Monitor (PnPMon) is an experimental tool that
displays plug-and-play notifications from the system.
To start monitoring, select a device type from the drop-down
list or tick Monitor all device types and click Start.
If a network adapter is plugged or unplugged while the program
monitors Network Adapters, the program should display the name of the
Note: the Monitor all device types option is only
available on Windows XP systems. When it is is ticked all PnP notifications are
shown otherwise only the notifications for the selected device type are
Routing and RAS Connection Monitor
RRAS Connection Monitor (RRasMon)
is an experimental tool that monitors Routing and Remote Access Service
connections (on Windows Servers only). If a connection in the list is active,
RRasMon displays its IP address, if it is offline, it simply displays
Disconnected. You can also select a connection is the list and click
the Connect or Disconnect buttons to force connection or
disconnection. This is still under investigation and debugging. If you have
such a configuration please
send me an e-mail
and I will provide a test version of DynSite which integrates this feature.
Connection Enumerator is a small program
that lists all available LAN and RAS (dial-up) connections. The program
also shows if LAN and RAS connection monitoring is natively supported by
the system. This tool is also used to figure out the name of
dynamically-created RAS connectoid (e.g. the ones used by some
AOL Monitor (AOLMon) is a small program
that monitors dial-up connections to the America Online Internet
service (requires version 6 or later).
This test was required because
as opposed to most dial-up services, AOL still uses a specific procedure.
If the AOL software is installed, the program should display messages when
the connection is established and when it is interrupted.
Manual connections and disconnections from the program are not
available at this time since AOL told me they do not wish to communicate about
this. But if they change their mind, they are welcome to contact me