[plug] off topic - locating email address

David Campbell campbell at torque.net
Tue Sep 15 09:49:36 WST 1998

From:           	"Shackleton, Kevin" <kshackleton at agric.wa.gov.au>
To:             	plug at linux.org.au
Subject:        	[plug] off topic - locating email address
Date sent:      	Tue, 15 Sep 1998 09:39:43 +0800
Send reply to:  	plug at linux.org.au

> What's the best way to track down an email address of a company,
> assuming it uses the company name in the address left or right of the
> "@"?

Tried using "nslookup"?

# nslookup
> set type="MX"
> curtin.edu.au

This will return the hosts which will accept email for "someone at curtin.edu.au"
even though there is no machine called "curtin.edu.au"

Other DNS records include:
"SOA" => Start Of Authority (useful for finding the authorative DNS server for
a domain.

Once you have the master DNS server for a domain, you can then use
named-xfer (use a serial number of zero) and such down the DNS table
for the domain. Then search it using grep/vi/favourite text editor for the
mail entries you want....

David Campbell

PS: I managed to sneak another driver into the 2.1.x kernels last night :-)
I have email from Linus to prove it...
campbell at torque.net

Current project list:
a) Maintain Linux ZIP drivers
b) Create Linux chipset specific parport drivers
c) Start on ParSCSI drivers
d) Boot proms for parport devices (socket onto NE2000 cards)

Any assistance to clearing this list most welcome

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