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Date Created
Thu, 29th Nov 2012
Date Modified
Thu, 20th Nov 2014
 
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   DIG- Windows

Question 

What is DIG?

What is DIG used for?

How do I use DIG on windows?

Answer 

 

(Domain Information Groper)

DIG- Mac, Linux

DIG is a tool commonly used to obtain mx (E-mail) records, A records(public IP address).

This information is very useful for setting up E-mail clients to communicate with our E-mail servers. Depending on your E-mail client you may wish to review our Knowledge base to use both this and the other entry to help complete this process.

For Windows this service is not originally apart of your operating system but can be found online at http://www.geektools.com/digtool.php note, this is not the only tool available for this command and is usable on any operating system.

  1. Go to http://www.geektools.com/digtool.php

  1. Type the desired domain inside of the input box.

  2. Select which type of a dig search that you wish to do by clicking on the drop box and selecting..

    1. A for network address

    2. MX for mail records

  3. your desired output should be similar to this for the A search

    ; <<>> DiG 9.8.2rc1-RedHat-9.8.2-0.23.rc1.el6_5.1 <<>> @4.2.2.1 yourdomain.com A
; (1 server found)
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 36029
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;yourdomain.com.                 IN      A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
;yourdomain.com.          86400   IN      A       208.71.139.2

;; Query time: 133 msec
;; SERVER: 4.2.2.1#53(4.2.2.1)
;; WHEN: Thu Oct 23 14:38:33 2014
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 47
  1. your desired output for MX should be similar to this;

    ; <<>> DiG 9.8.2rc1-RedHat-9.8.2-0.23.rc1.el6_5.1 <<>> @4.2.2.1 yourdomain.com MX
; (1 server found)
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 53039
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;yourdomain.com.                 IN      MX

;; ANSWER SECTION:
;yourdomain.com.          86400   IN      MX      10 mail1.qwknetllc.com.

;; Query time: 60 msec
;; SERVER: 4.2.2.1#53(4.2.2.1)
;; WHEN: Thu Oct 23 14:39:48 2014
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 66

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