DNS version

Mark_Andrews at isc.org Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Fri Jan 31 00:47:58 UTC 2003

> On Thu, Jan 30, 2003 at 08:32:02AM -0500, Tester wrote:
> > 
> > How can I find out DNS BIND version on my Unix server?
> Check the syslog output for the version, or find the path to your
> running BIND instance (with the ps command) and invoke *that* named with
> -v, as in:
>  $ /usr/local/sbin/named -v
> A common trap is to simply run "named -v" and assume the version in your
> path is the one actually running, don't do that. Another
> often-recommended but less useful command is "dig @SERVER version.bind
> txt chaos". This can be modified by the administrator, making some quite
> interesting results depending on the server queried.

	dig @SERVER version.bind txt chaos +norec

	The "+norec" is important as the query may otherwise be forwarded.

> -- 
> Nate Campi   http://www.campin.net 
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