Versions of Bind

Ralf Hildebrandt R.Hildebrandt at
Thu Mar 2 16:04:47 UTC 2000

On Thu, Mar 02, 2000 at 08:45:08AM -0700, Cinense, Mark wrote:

> 	Does anyone know how to remotely check different versions of BIND
> without having to login to the nameserver.  I tried this, and nslookup
> returned unknown query class.

Yes, it's in the FAQ:
Question 2.25. What version of bind is running on a server ? 
> nslookup -q=txt -class=CH version.bind.

% dig txt chaos version.bind.
VERSION.BIND.           0S CHAOS TXT    "8.2.2-P5"

> I am running BIND 8.2.2-p5.
So what?

Ralf Hildebrandt <R.Hildebrandt at>
Anyone who cannot cope with Mathematics is not fully human -- at best
he is a tolerable subhuman who learned not to tie his shoes and not
make messes in the house.             -- Mr. Easley, calculus teacher 

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