DNSTRACER Video Tutorial on Kali Linux : DNSTRACER is an DNS Information gathering tool which extract unique DNS information which none other DNS tool does. It actually shows how the DNS request is processed. We can query about different types of records like NS, MX, A, AAAA, SOA, NSEC etc using DNSTRACER tool. In this tutorial we will learn how to use DNSTRACER to capture very important information about our target hosts. So friends lets see how to use DNS tracer tool on Kali linux.
How to open a DNSTRACER tool on Kali Linux ?
Go to Applications –> Information Gathering –> DNS Analysis –> dnstracer
Important Options of DNSTRACER tool on Kali Linux :
-o : This option is to display the overview of response we got through dns query.
-q <type> : This option is used to specify the query type means which type of DNS record you wish to query about. If you don’t provide the type then by default A record will be processed. We can provide type as soa, ns, mx, aaaa etc..
-s <server> : This option is used to specify the server which will be used to process the initial DNS request. If we don’t specify server then default localhost will be used for dns request processing. We can also specify root server as dns server by giving “.” in place of server address.
-v : Show results into more structured format i.e. verbose mode.
-4 : This option is used to filter out all IPv6 records from the result. If we don’t specify this option all records i.e. IPv4 and IPv6 records will be shown.
Sample Usage of DNSTRACER TOOL :
Simple Verbose mode :
dnstracer -v anytargetwebsite.com
Overview mode :
dnstracer -o -4 anytargetwebsite.com
Query type mode say soa records :
dnstracer -o -4 -q soa anytargetwebsite.com
DNSTRACER Video Tutorial on Kali Linux :
That’s it friends. I hope you have enjoyed the DNSTracer video tutorial. Keep Learning !! Keep Connected !!