On Wed December 15 2004 2:35 pm, D McDonald wrote:
> Earlier today Stephen noticed that the serial numbers on the zone files
> didnt match between my dns server, and thouse of att. How do you go about
> finding out the serial number of zone files? How would you do this from a
> *nix command line?


USe whois to get a list of dns servers

$ whois totalflood.com

DNS.TOTALFLOOD.COM 12.47.198.108
DNS2.TOTALFLOOD.COM 65.223.121.228
NS3.INFLOW.NET 216.183.114.115
NS4.INFLOW.NET 66.179.160.115

Then query each for the SOA record

$ dig @12.47.198.108 totalflood.com SOA

totalflood.com. 3600 IN SOA dns.totalflood.com.
domainadmin.totalflood.com. 99 10800 900 604800 3600
^^
(in this case 99 is the serial number)

etc...

> Renski
>
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> renski@sdf.lonestar.org
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