Getting hold of serial numbers

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Thu Dec 16 16:30:16 UTC 2004

Stephen Carville wrote:

>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.
Given the garbage I've seen in WHOIS over the years, I'd have to say you 
often might be better off with the nether-region option...

- Kevin

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