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    DNS Zone Data Files Question

    Good Afternoon:

    I've read that DNS has Forward and Reverse LookUp Zone Data Files which has the Hostnames to IP mappings and IP to Hostname mappings.

    ipconfig /all at the command prompt gives the IP address of the Primary/Secondary DNS servers.

    My question is, would it be possible to transfer Zone Data Files to my PC given the IP address of the DNS server?

    Thankyou.

    This is what I did:

    Typed nslookup at the command prompt.
    set type=ANY
    ls -d yahoo.com, and I get a reply with message
    *** can't list domain yahoo.com: query refused.
    Does this means that the Zone Transfer is Disabled at the DNS server?

    Your thoughts are appreciated.

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    Re: DNS Zone Data Files Question

    My question is, would it be possible to transfer Zone Data Files to my PC given the IP address of the DNS server?
    It depends on how they configured the DNS server.

    Typed nslookup at the command prompt.
    set type=ANY
    ls -d yahoo.com, and I get a reply with message
    *** can't list domain yahoo.com: query refused.
    Does this means that the Zone Transfer is Disabled at the DNS server?
    Yep. They probably only allow 'trusted' IPs (their own DNS servers i.e.) to do a zone transfer.
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    Good Morning:

    Thankyou SirDice for your answers. Have A Great Day.

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