DNS Tools

List of DNS Tools I've found useful

General Tools

  • nslookup - standard tool, comes with most OSes
  • http://MXToolbox.com - Very useful site for doing DNS things, generally focused on email related checks - as the name implies - but still includes more general DNS lookup options
  • Test-Connection - in PowerShell 6, this is really more of a super charged ping - but throw -ResolveDestination at it and it will do a lookup for you
  • dnssec-analyzer - for testing DNSSEC
  • Whois Lookup - mxtoolbox’s whois lookup hasn’t worked for me the last number of times I’ve used it, this one does…

I’m pretty sure I’m forgetting 1 or 2, so I will come back and add them when I remember…

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