DNSDB Scout is a GUI for the DNSDB® API within the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers or available as a Web Edition
These UIs have been retired effective, 8/31/20. Going forward, please use DNSDB Scout for your investigations, https://scout.dnsdb.info
After running a query, and while viewing the results table, there are two export options that are available that appear above the results table: CSV and JSON.
- To export the current table results as a CSV, click the green CSV button.
- To export the current table results as a JSON, click the purple JSON button.
The ‘Recent Queries’ tab shows a history – and results – of the queries you’ve made. Click any of the expandable entries for more details about the query.
Yes. Re-running a query asks the server to process a new query with the same parameters and return fresh results.
Yes. However, query history is a local cache of your query data stored in your Web browser. Results may be stale if you’re referring back to them down the road.
1. If you have an existing DNSDB API key, you can simply drop it into Scout and use it within that interface. DNSDB Community Edition keys also work with DNSDB Scout.
2. If you don’t have an DNSDB API key get a free 30day trial by clicking the link above.
To use the DNSDB Scout Extension you must first have the Mozilla Firefox web browser installed on your system. DNSDB Scout should work on any operating system that can run an up-to-date version of Firefox with native extension support. Unfortunately, that means iOS isn't supported at this time.
You also need a valid DNSDB API key. DNSDB API keys are portable, so if you already have one, you are ready to go. You can also sign up for a 30-day free trial right form within DNSDB Scout, or by visiting https://www.fasightsecurity.com/trial-api/
As with all current Mozilla Firefox extensions, they must be obtained and installed via the official Mozilla Add-ons site.
You can search the site for 'DNSDB' or 'Farsight', or by visiting https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/farsight-dnsdb-scout/
Since a Mozilla Firefox extension runs inside your browser, it competes for system resources just like any other browser window or tab.
The maximum number of results a DNSDB API call can return is 1,000,000. In order to manage browser performance responsiveness, DNSDB Scout for Firefox has a maximum limit of 50,000 results.