DNS Footprinting

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DNS lookup information is helpful to identify a host within a targeted network. There are several tools available on internet which perform DNS lookup. Before proceeding to the DNS lookup tools and the result overview of these DNS tools, you must know DNS record type symbols and there mean: -

Record Type

Description

A

The host's IP address

MX

Domain's Mail Server

NS

Host Name Server

CNAME

Canonical naming allows aliases to a host

SDA

Indicate authority for the domain

SRV

Service records

PTR

IP-Host Mapping

RP

Responsible Person

HINFO

Host Information

TXT

Unstructured Records

Extracting DNS Information using Domain Dossier Go to website centralops.net/co and enter the IP address of Domain you like to search.

The result brings the canonical name, aliases, IP address, Domain whois records, Network whois records and DNS Records. Consider the figure below.

DNS Interrogation Tools

There are a lot of online tools available for DNS lookup information, some of them are listed below: -

dnsstuff.com network-tools.com kloth.net mydnstools.info nirsoft.net dnswatch.info domaintools.com dnsqueries.com ultratools.com webmaster-toolkit.com

 
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