Needing to troubleshoot a DNS Issue, I tried a few things.
One of my last resorts is Bind’s Dig client tool.
Here are the artifacts available:-
- MS Windows
- Bitness:- 64-bit
- Linux Installer ( Compressed )
- Linux Packages
Our working OS is MS Windows, please choose:-
- BIND[version].zip – win [bitness]
- Current Installer:- BIND9.11.36.x64.zip – win 64-bit
The installer is packaged as a compressed zip file, please extract the downloaded artifact.
Client Tools – Dig
For our current use case, we do not need the whole shebang; pardon the expression, but could not help using it, as Bind itself is mostly Linux.
To use dig
To use dig simply access terminal mode and issue dig.
Sample – Dig – No Parameters
Sample – Dig – Request cnn.com – Explicit use Google DNS Server – 188.8.131.52
If you read up more on dig and decided you need and like it, please feel free to copy the dig executable and all the DLLs in the extracted folder with you.
That is, you cannot run dig without the DLLs.
Family, outside of the need to troubleshoot an installer, please download bind, extract the compressed file, and use the extracted dig binary directly.
The installer does you no favors.