How to get BIND ver from remote host?

Bill Manning bmanning at ISI.EDU
Tue Nov 9 13:32:45 UTC 1999

> Hello,
> I have a simple question.
> How to get BIND version from remote host? And I wish hide it
> from remote host.
> I taking a security check by network vender. That vender say,
> "I can look your BIND version from remote host."
> I use BIND-4.9.7.
> Regards,
> Kazuhiro

%dig @<your server ip> version.bind chaos txt
tells you version numbers

for your particular version, you need to recompile.

if there are security problems with a version, hiding its value
is not going to prevent exploitation. It may even encourage "probes".
Publishing your version is helpful for other reasons.


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