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Username: dtobias
Date/Time: Mon, October 8, 2001 at 2:14 PM GMT
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Subject: Dig Utility

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If you have access to a Unix or Linux shell account, you can use the command "dig whatever.info" to do a "dig" on a given domain to see what hostnames, IP addresses, and name servers are associated with it.

From Windows, some dig utilities are available, such as Sam Spade.  I think you'll find a number of them at tucows.com.

The zone file is the master file for a given domain that lists all hosts within it and their name servers and address records.  All domains at all levels have them; the TLDs have zone files with all the registered domains in them, while second and higher level domains have zone files listing their hostnames and subdomains.
       
     

 

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