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 Howtoforge Staff

    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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