[dns-operations] Shameless plug for our Zonecheck software (Was: af.mil DNS issue

Emilio Perea eperea at walkereng.com
Sat Jul 1 20:39:41 UTC 2006

On Sat, Jul 01, 2006 at 02:07:06PM -0400, John Payne wrote:
> I'd also question the validity of doing this check at all... as the  
> only places I've seen that email address field looked at are in zone  
> checkers.  Most people would just use whois for contact information.

It is at least conceivable that someone interested in the original
domain in question would use that address field.

% whois af.mil
whois: mil.whois-servers.net: connect: Connection timed out
% dig soa af.mil

; <<>> DiG 9.3.2 <<>> soa af.mil
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 61374
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;af.mil.                                IN      SOA

af.mil.                 86400   IN      SOA     afnoc.af.mil.
dnsman.afnoc.af.mil. 2006063047 3600 900 604800 2700

;; Query time: 186 msec
;; WHEN: Sat Jul  1 15:35:30 2006
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 73

You could look up the address of one of the name servers and then look
in whois.arin.net for the tech contact (which is dnsman at afnoc.af.mil),
but the SOA record gives the same answer quicker.

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