Information Security

Backtrack 5: Information Gathering: Network Analysis: DNS Analysis: dnsdict6

Awhile back purehate and myself started writing articles related to Backtrack in an attempt to write a single article about each application available within Backtrack 4. Things came up and we never accomplished that goal so here we go again with a second attempt to write a single article for every Backtrack application. If you have requests for any applications we will move them up in priority so the application you need more information on will have an article released sooner.

With that being said dnsdict6 is a CLI utility that was built to enumerate IPv6 sub domains for a specific domain name. Below I describe the command line switches available and provide examples so you can see what type of output dnsdict6 provides. All commands, examples, and command output has been issued via Backtrack 5 R2.

Technology Insights

How to Troubleshoot Errors, Warnings, and other Issues on Windows XP

Below are a couple tips to assist with troubleshooting issues on Windows XP. The tips include using the Microsoft Event Viewer, understanding running processes, checking disk space, and looking at memory.

Microsoft Event Viewer
First we will look at the Event Viewer. Many times you might get a pop up error with an error code that might mean absolutely nothing to most people. Windows XP has an event viewer though that may provide more details and possibly even a link to solutions. To open the MS Event Viewer click Start >> Run and type eventvwr.msc in the run box and hit the enter key. This will pop up the Microsoft Event Viewer that looks like the below.

MS Event Viewer