Installing Dig on Cygwin

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Dig (domain information groper) is part of the bind package.

Install bind using cygwin setup

Cygwinbind.png


Get your nameserver

Ipconfig.png

Save the nameserver where dig can find it

  • Create the file:
 /cygwin/etc/resolv.conf
  • Add the correct nameserver (note that this may change, depending on where and when you connect):
 nameserver 192.168.51.212
 

Using Dig

There's a decent overview here: http://cloudservers.rackspacecloud.com/index.php/DNS_-_Introduction_to_dig