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Dig command for DOS in WinXP

by vikku11 / July 12, 2007 2:11 AM PDT


I want to have dig command run in WinXp's DOS, pls guide for this

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by jackson dougless / July 12, 2007 2:29 AM PDT

You're talking about the Linux/*nix dig command/program, then I would suggest that you look into the Cygwin Linux environment thing. It gives you a pretty complete set of Linux tools on Windows. Can't say for sure it will include dig, but it's probably about your best and only shot.

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by Edward ODaniel / July 12, 2007 4:43 AM PDT

DIG has been included with all versions of BIND since 8.2.3. However, there were some serious security issues with BIND version 8, so if you?re planning on actually installing BIND, I recommend getting the latest version of 9.

BIND 9.4.1 is a 3.78-MB ZIP file. When the download completes, extract the BIND files and copy them into an empty directory. At this point, you can install BIND by running the BINDINSTALL.EXE file. If you are not interested in anything beyond dig the following paragraph tells you how to make dig available without installing the full BIND package.

To use DIG, create an empty directory and copy the files DIG.EXE, MAN.DIG.HTML, LIBDNS.DLL, LIBEAY32.DLL, and LIBISC.DLL into it. Be advised that this step is different from previous versions. In version 8 of BIND, the required files were DIG.EXE and LIBBIND.DLL.

Once all of the necessary files have been copied, you?re ready to run DIG.
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