Analyzing the DNS records

The goal of using the tools in the DNS records category is to collect information about the DNS servers and the corresponding records of a target domain.

The following are several common DNS record types:

No.

Record type

Description

1

SOA

This is the start of authority record.

2

NS

This is the name server record.

3

A

This is the IPv4 address record.

4

MX

This is the mail exchange record.

5

PTR

This is the pointer record.

6

AAAA

This is the IPv6 address record.

7

CNAME

This is the abbreviation for canonical name. It is used as an alias name for another canonical domain name.

For example, in a penetration test engagement, the customer may ask you to find out all of the hosts and IP ...

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