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Thread: Host command query

  1. #1
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    Default Host command query

    Hi All,

    I have just joined and am new when it comes to BackTrack and pentesting. I have booted BT without any problems on a couple of computers and have been experimenting with the basic bash / linux commands but have noticed a slight problem.

    Specifically, when I attempt to use the host command in order to attempt a DNS zone transfer '.Belkin' is appended to the end of the domain name. I currently use a Belkin router (model F5D7230-4) and have been able to obtain the correct output using Fierce but have no luck using the host command. For example:

    bt ~ # host -l -v xxx.com ns2.xxx.com
    Trying "xxx.com"
    ; Transfer failed.
    Trying "xxx.com.Belkin"
    Using domain server:
    Name: ns2.xxx.com
    Address: xxx
    Aliases:

    Host xxx.com.Belkin not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

    Would anyone be able to help me remove the .Belkin at the end of the domain name? I have tried searching but to no avail

    Many thanks,

    CN

  2. #2
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    Sorted.

    I used the command shown below to change my DNS to OpenDNS, which appears to have fixed the problem!

    Command:
    echo nameserver 208.67.222.222 > /etc/resolv.conf

    Feel slightly silly for posting then replying but hope it is of use to someone!

    CH

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