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nslookup ls -d function

nslookup ls -d function

nslookup ls -d function


I need to get the dns configuration of an old DNS server that we have taken over. It is on a Unix machine which I know nothing about! I have managed to find what domains are hosted on that machine.

I would like to do an NSLOOKUP ls -d on those domains, but that function is restricted. Can someone please tell me how to turn it back on, or where the configuaration is for those domains is held?

Any help would be most welcome.

Best wishes


RE: nslookup ls -d function

Is it running bind??

If so, the configuration is in /etc/named.boot (if they're old).

Look for a statement called xfernets or tcplist and remove it. I think that will do it.

If you want to look at the zone files the directory statement show where they are located. They contain all domains and entries it serves.


Henrik Morsing
Certified AIX 4.3 Systems Administration
& p690 Technical Support

RE: nslookup ls -d function


we are running BIND 8.3.2 and do not have a named.boot file. I have the domain list in /etc/named.conf but cannot find the config.  


RE: nslookup ls -d function

The config?? Do you mean zone file??

The directory statement in your named.conf point to the directory with the zone files.

In each zone statement in the named.conf is the file name of the zone file.


Henrik Morsing
Certified AIX 4.3 Systems Administration
& p690 Technical Support

RE: nslookup ls -d function

You may also want to try the "host" command.


host --help

for more information.  It does essentially the same job as nslookup.

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