[ILUG] TOTD: checking for authorative nameservers
Michele Neylon :: Blacknight Solutions
michele at blacknight.ie
Mon Feb 21 09:31:49 GMT 2005
ilug-bounces at linux.ie wrote:
> Quoting Michele Neylon :: Blacknight Solutions
> (michele at blacknight.ie):
>>> Ja, but this one's _really_ cool: http://www.dnsreport.com/
>> So is: http://www.dnsdoctor.org
>> Checking which DNS are authorative is fine, but you need to also
>> check that there aren't any odd errors
> Er, you didn't actually _use_ www.dnsreport.com, did you? It
> gives one heck of a lot more information than that.
I have used it more than once Rick :)
> The www.dnsdoctor.org CGI is inflexible, for starters: It
> insists that it can check only zone deirdre.ORG (one of my
> wife's domains), because it thinks our wireless base station
> (from which my laptop reaches the
> Internet) belongs to that domain. The CGI then gives pretty
> paltry results for my wife's DNS -- which, it turns out, are largely
> wrong, at that.
> I'm rather less than impressed, really.
It depends what you are trying to check. I use DNS doctor a lot for checking
IE domains BEFORE they are live in the IE zone.
DNSReport will only work with live zones, so it is useless in this regard
DNSDoctor will run as many tests as DNSReport, but you may not see the
results unless you actually specify that you want to
Mr Michele Neylon
Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd
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