Tag Archives: host

How to install host, nslookup and other BIND tools on Windows

How to install host, nslookup and other BIND tools on Windows | For a Linux admin using Windows, cygwin unfortunately does not provide host, nslookup, or other bind tools. I’ll show you how to download these BIND tools directly from ISC and have them work in your cygwin terminal! Note: this assumes you already have a working cygwin install. First, download the latest version of BIND for

Can’t ping localhost in Linux

Can’t ping localhost in Linux | $ ping localhost ping: unknown host localhost If you ever find yourself in a situation where you cannot ping localhost, I’ll show you a few things to check! /etc/hosts Verify that the /etc/hosts file has entires for localhost which looks like the following: 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback /etc/nsswitch.conf The file /etc/nsswitch.conf requires specific

How to Grab | Disable BIND Version Banner

How to Grab | Disable BIND Version Banner | The BIND DNS server by default will broadcast its version publicly. Security-minded admins may want to disable broadcasting of the BIND banner. I’ll show you how! Grab BIND banner It is possible to use dig, host, nslookup or whatever your favorite DNS tool may be to query the BIND banner. I like the host command

Perform DNS Lookups with the host command

Perform DNS Lookups with the host command | The dig command is commonly used to make DNS queries. However, a much overlooked command is the host command. Here are some quick tips for a useful tool to add to your bag of tricks or to impress your friends. The syntax is: $ host [domain.com] When run with no options, a simple quick summary