Digging to the final IP

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Wed Oct 22 03:31:28 UTC 2014


Thanks for the input, but what I was looking for was a dig command that
returns the IP(s) or a fail.  It looks like the host command is the right
solution in this case, not dig.

Kind regards,


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Knight [mailto:dave at knig.ht] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 8:21 PM
To: Frank Bulk
Cc: bind-users
Subject: Re: Digging to the final IP

On Oct 19, 2014, at 1:26, Frank Bulk <frnkblk at iname.com> wrote:

> Is there a dig option that will list out the final (IPs) or query result??
> By default, even with +short, it can list intermediate CNAME(s) and not
> IP(s) that CNAME may have.  
> For example, 
> 	root at nagios:/tmp# dig mail.automatedwastesystems.net +short
> 	mail3.sandhills.com.
> 	root at nagios:/tmp#
> I'd rather know that mail3.sandhills.com is NXDOMAIN.
> Regards,
> Frank

How about. 

$ dig +noall +answer mail.automatedwastesystems.net in a | egrep 'IN\tA\t' |
cut -f6

which correctly returns nothing in this case, but when there's a CNAME chain
ending in addresses it returns them

$ dig +noall +answer dave.knig.ht in a | egrep 'IN\tA\t' | cut -f6

and surely you want IPv6 support.

$ dig +noall +answer dave.knig.ht in a dave.knig.ht in aaaa | egrep
'IN\t(A|AAAA)\t' | cut -f6


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