telnet commands.

Will Yardley william+dns at
Mon Oct 8 22:20:05 UTC 2001

Charles Bodley wrote:

> In reference to my earlier firewall problem, what are the commands
> that are sent to the server.  As in if I telnet to the IP on port 53
> what is the syntax? Is this even possible? I know it works for pop and
> smtp but I could not find syntax for DNS.

no you can't issue commands in this way.  you can make sure that you're
_able_ to connect to port 53 but other than that, just use standard
debugging tools like dig.

you could presumably use tcpdump or something if you want to see the
contents of the dns packets.


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