remotely checking the version of bindNT?

Vinny Abello vinny at
Thu Jun 9 00:02:42 UTC 2005

dig is a remote utility. I use it daily on my Windows machines. It 
doesn't come with Windows, but it's pretty easy to put on. Just 
download the binary package of BIND from ISC's web site for Windows. 
I don't know how, if possible, to query the same information using 
nslookup. It's just not nearly as flexible or powerful.

At 07:07 PM 6/8/2005, Captain wrote:
>But isn't there a simple way of checking the version number remotely,
>ie.  using a dos window,(on a 2000 machine), and then going in under
>       nslookup?
>I seem to recall a basic version lookup command of some sort?
>On Wed, 08 Jun 2005 18:00:11 -0400, Vinny Abello <vinny at>
> >At 05:47 PM 6/8/2005, Captain wrote:
> >>How can you look up the current version of a
> >>bind-NT server remotely?
> >
> >dig @ ch txt version.bind
> >
> >where is the IP of the server in question... This assumes
> >that the version numbers haven't been masked with the version option
> >in named.conf or other technique. This is for all BIND versions, 
> not just NT.

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