Test DNS service

Discussion in 'General' started by Lil'Brudder, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. Lil'Brudder

    Lil'Brudder New Member

    Is there anything (app? / service?) that can test the DNS service on my server?

    I've been trying to get a DNS issue resolved on my server because everything 'appears' to be working as it should and configured correctly, but when I try to point the DNS services at my registrar (GoDaddy) to my server, they give me an 'unavailable' error.

    My server is behind a router, but I have the server declared as a DMZ for now, so I don't have to worry about forwarding issues until this is resolved.

    Every request on every port should get forwarded to it... so, it *should* be 'available' ...not 'unavailable'.

    Does anyone know of anything I can use to test the availability of my DNS services on my server?
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    If you have access to another Linux box, you run
    dig @<ip address of the server to test> somedomain.com
  3. Lil'Brudder

    Lil'Brudder New Member

    Very much appreciated.

    Do you get any sleep Falko?

    LOL. Thanks for the quick reply.

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