Can we verify the DNS response

Mike Cavanagh mike at
Thu Nov 4 01:21:47 CET 2010

An entry in the bb-host file like:     bambam              # dns=fred


will perform a DNS query against the server bambam for the hostname:
fred.  The way I understand it is if a response is received, the DNS is
considered good.


I would like to know if here are any options to verify the result.  In
my particular case, we want to query against a "Split DNS" server and
confirm the correct IP is being returned in the A record.  So,                         #                         #


The first entry should return:

The second entry should return:


If DNS views are broken, the 2nd entry may return:   If
so, I want to get a page so DNS can be fixed.





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