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FAQ Updates – July/16/2010

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I already wrote about verifying your own or ISP recursive resolvers using dig command under Linux and UNIX. However, most windows users don't have dig command installed. You can use nslookup command as follows (open dos prompt by visiting Start > Run > type "cmd" > Enter:
nslookup -type=txt -timeout=30 porttest.dns-oarc.net
nslookup -type=txt -timeout=30 porttest.dns-oarc.net ns1.your-isp.com
nslookup -type=txt -timeout=30 porttest.dns-oarc.net NS-SERVER-IP

You must see the word GOOD otherwise your dns is open to attack.

Check DNS Cache Poisoning Under Windows Xp / Vista / Server Edition using nslookup command

Check DNS Cache Poisoning Under Windows Xp / Vista / Server Edition using nslookup command

By default Apache webserver listen on port 80 (http) and port 443 (https i.e. secure http). Apache webserver uses the TCP protocol to transfer information/data between server and browser. The default Iptables configuration does not allow inbound access to the HTTP (80) and HTTPS (443) ports used by the web server. This post explains how to allow inbound and outbound access to web services under Linux.
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This is very common scenario. You want to permit access to a remote machine only by SSH. You would like to block all incoming traffic to your system except ssh connection under Linux.
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