How to show the Recursion behaviour of DNS Servers

Gaurav Kansal gaurav.kansal at
Sat Nov 5 19:37:10 UTC 2011

Dear All,


Is there any way in dig or nslookup utility to see the whole path which a
DNS Server follows for giving me the answer.


For eg:

Suppose I ask what is from goggle server AND at that time
goggle DNS doesn't have the answer in its cache.

Then it will first go to root servers then .in NS server and then NS


I wanna show this to my trainees as a POC. Is this possible?????




Thanks and Regards,

Gaurav Kansal





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