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Thread: Host command query

  1. #1
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    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
    Trying ""
    ; Transfer failed.
    Trying ""
    Using domain server:
    Address: xxx

    Host 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,


  2. #2
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Jan 2009



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

    echo nameserver > /etc/resolv.conf

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


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