The following code snippet will act as a DNS-server and will forward any unknown hosts (NXDOMAIN) to InetSim (as pointed out in TO variable. The benifit of doing it this way instead of using the DNS functionality of InetSim is that hosts that are still available will still resolve successfuly.
# twistd -y dns.py from twisted.internet.protocol import Factory, Protocol from twisted.internet import reactor from twisted.names import dns from twisted.names import client, server TO = '192.168.1.87' TTL = 60 class DNSServerFactory(server.DNSServerFactory): def gotResolverError(self, failure, protocol, message, address): ans =  ans.append(dns.RRHeader(name=message.queries.name.name, ttl=TTL, auth=False)) ans.payload = dns.Record_A(TO,TTL) auth =  add =  args = (self, (ans, auth, add), protocol, message, address) return server.DNSServerFactory.gotResolverResponse(*args) verbosity = 0 resolver = client.Resolver(servers=[('188.8.131.52', 53)]) factory = DNSServerFactory(clients=[resolver], verbose=verbosity) protocol = dns.DNSDatagramProtocol(factory) factory.noisy = protocol.noisy = verbosity reactor.listenUDP(53, protocol) reactor.listenTCP(53, factory) reactor.run()
Just change the “TO” variable to your InetSim host and all unresolved requests will be redirected there. The TTL variable is for the DNS-record TTL value (TTL = Time To Live). I am using Level 3’s DNS server (184.108.40.206) as upstream, feel free to change that if you want.