Re: [DNS] delegation test tool

Re: [DNS] delegation test tool

From: Neale Banks <neale§>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 13:59:56 +1000 (EST)
On Wed, 18 Sep 2002, Kim Davies wrote:

> Further to my earlier emails today, here is a perl script I just
> cooked up to tell you when it is broken. Just supply the domain(s) as
> arguments.. any noteworthy errors will go to STDERR. Change $msnymask to
> a regexp that matches your nameservers that it _should_ be delegated to.
> note: script below wont work on broken auth ns implementations, but
> this is not a problem with .au :-)

Thanks Kim.  I was considering a script like this and found this work
slotted in nicely.

For better or worse, the result is attached.  As always: no warranties
(not even that it might be fit to check delegations ;-).

Significant differences from Kim's original:

* lookup of nameservers and selection of the first for the run.
* reads list of domains to check from STDIN
* doesn't care if NS records are returned in the answer or authority
section of the response.
* outputs to STDOUT, not STDERR


* cleaning up and stripping out of cruft
* acount for the situation where we are listed as NS *and* somewhere else
is listed too (this shouldn't generate a complaint).
* generalise to cover other TLDs (e.g., etc)
* accompanying filter to directly digest BIND config file

FWIW, I still think that this approach should be to deal with the ones
that "slipped the net". I.e. when delegations change the address in the
old SOA record should be notified.


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