Getting hold of serial numbers

Stephen Carville stephen at
Thu Dec 16 14:52:59 UTC 2004

On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:

- On Wed, Dec 15, 2004 at 03:57:04PM -0800,
-  Stephen Carville <stephen at> wrote 
-  a message of 40 lines which said:
- > USe whois to get a list of dns servers
- Bad idea, the information in the DNS itself ("dig NS") is
- typically more recent and more reliable.

Dig did not work for the particular domain in question.  Whois may be
less reliable as a general rule but when dig doesn't work, whois is
better than pulling ip address out of my arse.

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