Dig for Windows

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For those of us who develop on windows, we can sometimes feel linux tool envy. One particular tool is the dig command. Well, luckily, you can get this to run on windows easily:

Download Bind from ISC

Visit the www.isc.org/sw/bind/index.php download page to download the Windows binary version.

Create folder and Extract necessary Files

Create a folder called dig - or just push all the dlls and exe’s into your windows/system32 folder. Extract the following:

dig.exe
libbind9.dll
libdns.dll
libisc.dll
libisccfg.dll
liblwres.dll

Run Dig

c:\>dig

; <<>> DiG 9.4.2 <<>>
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 752
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 13, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 12

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;.                              IN      NS

;; ANSWER SECTION:
.                       4060    IN      NS      e.root-servers.net.
.                       4060    IN      NS      b.root-servers.net.
.                       4060    IN      NS      f.root-servers.net.
.                       4060    IN      NS      a.root-servers.net.
.                       4060    IN      NS      c.root-servers.net.
.                       4060    IN      NS      i.root-servers.net.
.                       4060    IN      NS      g.root-servers.net.
.                       4060    IN      NS      h.root-servers.net.
.                       4060    IN      NS      m.root-servers.net.
.                       4060    IN      NS      d.root-servers.net.
.                       4060    IN      NS      k.root-servers.net.
.                       4060    IN      NS      l.root-servers.net.
.                       4060    IN      NS      j.root-servers.net.

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
e.root-servers.net.     71529   IN      A       192.203.230.10
b.root-servers.net.     71529   IN      A       192.228.79.201
f.root-servers.net.     85723   IN      A       192.5.5.241
a.root-servers.net.     85723   IN      A       198.41.0.4
c.root-servers.net.     71529   IN      A       192.33.4.12
i.root-servers.net.     71529   IN      A       192.36.148.17
g.root-servers.net.     71529   IN      A       192.112.36.4
h.root-servers.net.     71529   IN      A       128.63.2.53
m.root-servers.net.     25212   IN      A       202.12.27.33
d.root-servers.net.     71529   IN      A       128.8.10.90
k.root-servers.net.     85723   IN      A       193.0.14.129
j.root-servers.net.     85723   IN      A       192.58.128.30

;; Query time: 15 msec
;; SERVER: 10.30.12.26#53(10.30.12.26)
;; WHEN: Tue May 27 10:49:05 2008
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 433

Yay!

Thanks to Todd Keup @ magnifisites for this tip.

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