This program simply checks whether or not you have the authoritative nameserver for a given domain. It is implicitly called by the other dns* programs I've written, all it does is look up a random subdomain and see if the response comes back.
./dnstest --domain <domain> -h --help Help (this page). -d --domain <domain> The domain name to check. The lookup will be for [random].domain. --dns <server> Set the DNS server. Default: the system's first DNS server. -s --source <address> The local address to bind to. Default: any (0.0.0.0) -p --port <port> The local port to listen on. I don't recommend changing this. default: 53. --rport <port> The port to send the request to. Default: 53. -u --username Drop privileges to this user after opening socket (default: 'nobody') -V --version Print the version and exit
There isn't really much to this program, but here's how it looks running on my laptop (which is the authoritative server for skullseclabs.org):
$ sudo ./dnstest Listening for requests on 0.0.0.0:53 Sending request to 188.8.131.52:53 Trying to look up domain: avobwnjlopakgmdt.skullseclabs.org Received a response: avobwnjlopakgmdt.skullseclabs.org Contgratulations, you have the proper DNS server for this domain!