The Using Enumeration Tools module provides you with the instructions and devices to develop your hands-on skills in the following topics:

  • Performing zone transfers
  • Working with remote targets
  • Working with finger command

    Lab time: It will take approximately 60 minutes to complete this lab.


The following objective is covered in this lab:

  • Enumeration

Exercise 1 - Performing Zone Transfers

The DNS (Domain Name System) server service provides three types of zones such as primary, secondary, and stub zones. Zone transfer is a mechanism with the help of which the changes that are made to the zone on a master server are replicated on all the secondary servers for that particular zone.

In this exercise, you will learn to perform zone transfers using command-line tools such as nslookup and dig.

Exercise 2 - Working with Remote Targets

PsInfo is a command-line tool that comes bundled with Microsoft Sysinternals suite. By default, this tool provides local system information. However, you can use this tool to retrieve information about remote systems in the network.

In this exercise, you will use the PsInfo command-line tool.

Exercise 3 - Working with Finger Command

In Unix/Linux, you can use the finger command to retrieve information about the system users in the network.

In this exercise, you will work with the finger command.

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