If we can get a copy of all the records that a DNS server is responsible for answering, we might discover hosts we did not know existed.

One easy way to try DNS zone transfer is via the dig command. Depending on the DNS server configuration, DNS zone transfer might be restricted. If it is not restricted


The -t AXFR indicates a zone transfer, and @ precedes the DNS_SERVER we want to query regarding the records related to the specified DOMAIN_NAME.