TXT records in reverse domains

Josh Smith juicewvu at gmail.com
Fri May 16 17:31:47 UTC 2008

host -t txt ZONENAME.TLD will give you a list of text records in the zone.

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 12:22 PM, Cherney John-CJC030
<John.Cherney at motorola.com> wrote:
> Thank you all for your information!
> Chris, you bring up a good point that I hadn't really considered. It
> wouldn't be anything major like below, but it wouldn't necessarily be
> anything I would want everyone knowing, although 99.9% of the people who
> would discover it probably wouldn't care about it. It is just that last
> 0.1%...
> For these zones, I do have allow-updates and allow-transfer restricted.
> The only way to discover if a zone has a text record in it, besides
> knowing about it ahead of time, is to get a full zone transfer and parse
> through it, right? There isn't a way to pull out all of the text records
> of a zone with some type of wild-card, is there? Given that I've
> restricted transfers to trusted hosts, is there anything else I
> could/should do?
> Thanks!
> jwc
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Thompson [mailto:cet1 at hermes.cam.ac.uk]
> Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 12:08 PM
> To: Cherney John-CJC030
> Cc: bind-users at isc.org
> Subject: Re: TXT records in reverse domains
> On May 15 2008, Cherney John-CJC030 wrote:
>>Is there any issue with putting TXT records in reverse domains? I want
>>to put some TXT records in the same domain as some of my PTR records to
>>give additional information on the hosts in that domain.
> As others have said, there's no technical problem here at all.
> I would worry more about what sort of "information on the hosts" you are
> going to publish, possibly world-wide.
>  TXT "Root password is M-6474ore"
>  TXT "The one with a really expensive 3-D graphics card"
>  TXT "Office 42, ground floor. Key is under the mat"
> OK, I insult your intelligence! But I have seen things nearly that
> stupid before now...
> --
> Chris Thompson
> Email: cet1 at cam.ac.uk

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