dnstracer Package Description

dnstracer determines where a given Domain Name Server (DNS) gets its information from for a given hostname, and follows the chain of DNS servers back to the authoritative answer.

Source: http://www.mavetju.org/unix/general.php
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  • Author: Edwin Groothuis
  • License: BSD

tools included in the dnstracer package

dnstracer – trace DNS queries to the source
root@kali:~# dnstracer
DNSTRACER version 1.8.1 - (c) Edwin Groothuis - http://www.mavetju.org
Usage: dnstracer [options] [host]
    -c: disable local caching, default enabled
    -C: enable negative caching, default disabled
    -o: enable overview of received answers, default disabled
    -q <querytype>: query-type to use for the DNS requests, default A
    -r <retries>: amount of retries for DNS requests, default 3
    -s <server>: use this server for the initial request, default localhost
                 If . is specified, A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET will be used.
    -t <maximum timeout>: Limit time to wait per try
    -v: verbose
    -S <ip address>: use this source address.
    -4: don't query IPv6 servers

dnstracer Usage Example

Scan a domain (example.com), retry up to 3 times (-r 3), and display verbose output (-v):

root@kali:~# dnstracer -r 3 -v example.com
Tracing to example.com[a] via, maximum of 3 retries ( IP HEADER
- Destination address: