DIG Source IP

Warren Kumari warren at kumari.net
Thu Dec 9 15:24:07 UTC 2010

On Dec 9, 2010, at 9:51 AM, John Williams wrote:

> If I have a Linux host with multiple IP's, is there a way to utilize the DIG 
> command such that the query appears like it's coming from different IP 
> addresses?
> So If I have 10 virtual IP's, is there a way to control the source IP of the 
> query?
> I've referenced the DIG man page and it doesn't appear to be possible.  Thanks 
> in advance.

What version of dig? 

man for DiG 9.7.2-P3 says:
 The -b option sets the source IP address of the query to address. This must be a valid address on one of the host’s network interfaces or ""
       or "::". An optional port may be specified by appending "#<port>"

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