fpdns man page

fpdns — DNS server fingeprinting tool

Synopsis

fpdns-d ] [ -f ] [ -F nchild ]
  [ -p port ] [ -Q srcaddr ] [ -r retry ]
  [ -s ]  [ -S separator ] [ -t timeout ] [ -v ] [server(s)]

Description

fpdns is a program that remotely determines DNS server versions. It does this by sending a series of borderline DNS queries which are compared against a table of responses and server versions.

False positives or incorrect versions may be reported when  trying to identify a set of servers residing behind a  load-balancing apparatus where the servers are of different  implementations, when a specific implementation behaves like a  forwarder, behind a firewall without statefull inspection or without  Application Intelligence.

Options

-d

Enable debugging. Off by default.

-D

Check all authoritative servers of the specified domain name.

-f

Force checking of CH TXT version. Off by default.

-F nchild

Maximum number of forked child processes. Defaults to 10.

-p port

Port to query remote nameserver on. Default is 53.

-Q srcaddr

Set the source IP address to use.

-r retry

Number of attempt to retry fingerprints. Defaults to 1.

-s

Short display form. Useful for surveys.

-S

Separator. Defaults to " ".

-t timeout

Set the query timeout in seconds. Defaults to 5.

-T

Use TCP instead of UDP.

-v

Show version of fpdns.

server

IP address or name to query. Alternatively may be '-' to  read from a list of these from stdin

Authors

fpdns was written by Roy Arends and Jakob Schlyter.

See Also

perl(1), Net::DNS(1)

Info

2014-01-08 perl v5.26.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation