Getting hold of serial numbers

Bill Larson bind9 at
Thu Dec 16 15:23:30 UTC 2004

On Dec 16, 2004, at 7:52 AM, Stephen Carville wrote:

> 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.

If dig, which queries DNS, cannot return the information required, then 
how would you suspect that the DNS service would function at all?

As my old college chemistry professor once said, you want to answer the 
question that was asked, not something related.  Don't use whois for 
DNS information.

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