Query for the SOA record of the zone in question:

C:\>dig @206.195.197.10 principal.com soa

; <<>> DiG 9.2.4 <<>> @206.195.197.10 principal.com soa
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 793
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 4, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;principal.com. IN SOA

;; ANSWER SECTION:
principal.com. 3600 IN SOA ns1.principal.com. =
dns.principal.com. 2004121400 21600 3600 1728000 3600


;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
principal.com. 3600 IN NS =
cmtu.mt.ns.els-gms.att.net.
principal.com. 3600 IN NS auth02.ns.uu.net.
principal.com. 3600 IN NS auth20.ns.wcom.com.
principal.com. 3600 IN NS =
cbru.br.ns.els-gms.att.net.

;; Query time: 10 msec
;; SERVER: 206.195.197.10#53(206.195.197.10)
;; WHEN: Wed Dec 15 16:42:08 2004
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 193


>-----Original Message-----
>From: bind-users-bounce@isc.org [mailto:bind-users-bounce@isc.org]On
>Behalf Of D McDonald
>Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 4:36 PM
>To: bind-users@isc.org
>Subject: Getting hold of serial numbers
>
>
>Earlier today Stephen noticed that the serial numbers on the=20
>zone files=20
>didnt match between my dns server, and thouse of att. How do=20
>you go about=20
>finding out the serial number of zone files? How would you do=20
>this from a=20
>*nix command line?
>
>Renski
>
> --=20
>renski@sdf.lonestar.org
>SDF Public Access UNIX System - http://sdf.lonestar.org
>
>
>



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