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    Tool: dig
    Use: Reconnaissane
    Version: 9.10.3
    OS: Linux
    Vendor/Author: Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.
    Status: Unknown/Active
    Description: Query Internet name servers.

    From the MAN page:
    dig (domain information groper) is a flexible tool for interrogating DNS name servers. It performs DNS lookups and displays the answers that are returned from the name server(s) that were queried. Most DNS administrators use dig to troubleshoot DNS problems because of its flexibility, ease of use and clarity of output. Other lookup tools tend to have less functionality than dig.

    Although dig is normally used with command-line arguments, it also has a batch mode of operation for reading lookup requests from a file. A brief summary of its command-line arguments and options is printed when the -h option is given. Unlike earlier versions, the BIND 9 implementation of dig allows multiple lookups to be issued from the command line.
    DiG is a powerful and flexible tool to do DNS queries of all kinds. It is easy to script around and it has the capability to do zone transfers and anything else you will ever need in a DNS tool.
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