dig is the Linux command-line tool used to look up the DNS records for a host. This tutorial explains how to use this command and includes handy examples. DNS records provide information to your computer about a host’s IP address on a network, email configuration, or… Read More »How to Use the Dig Command [With Examples]
It was long time ago when I wrote here last time but today I’d like to share the link to an application that would be appreciated by everyone starting from Linux starter wishing to speed up his/her Internet connection and ending with system administrators who… Read More »Namebench: cross-platform DNS benchmarking tool
Today Google unveiled its new project: Google Public DNS. It means now anybody can use Google’s DNS managed servers for resolving domain names into IP addresses and back. According to Google it should speedup browsing as well as security. Hope I won’t see adsense ads once tried to load expired domain name (that’s how OpenDNS acts today).
Here are easy-to-remember Google Public DNS IP addresses: 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.
$GENERATE directive is available in multi platform DNS server BIND since 8.2 version. It helps you to create hundreds or thousands of resource records with one line in zone file.
Nice example is to use $GENERATE in order to make PTR records for certain DNS zone.
Here is the list of service providers offering DNS service free of charge: ScrubIt: 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 OpenDNS: 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 And VIP DNS 🙂 by gtei.net: 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 These DNS server proved to be reliable and fast. Recommended!