OT question about dns

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Tue Apr 8 11:21:39 UTC 2008

On Mon, 07 Apr 2008 18:05:33 -0500, Paul Schmehl <pauls at utdallas.edu> wrote:
> Does anyone know how to use dig or some other tool to query for TXT
> records in DNS?
> I'm working on implementing spf on a small domain that I maintain, and
> it doesn't seem to be working (according to the validators I'm using.)
> I'd like to be able to query the dns server myself, but I can't seem to
> find anything on how to extract or view TXT records for a domain.
> I tried dig @server domain TXT and dig @server domain MX, but I don't
> get the TXT record.

Are you sure there *is* a TXT record?

The dig(1) utility should work fine, AFAICT:

$ dig freebsd.org txt | expand | grep -i '[ ][ ]*in[ ][ ]*txt'
;freebsd.org.                   IN      TXT
freebsd.org.            507     IN      TXT     "v=spf1 ip4: ip4: ip6:2001:4f8:fff6::35 ip6:2001:4f8:fff6::36 ~all"

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