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DNS Amplification Scanner



This module can be used to discover DNS servers which expose recursive name lookups which can be used in an amplification attack against a third party.


  • xistence <xistence@0x90.nl>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/scanner/dns/dns_amp
msf auxiliary(dns_amp) > show actions
msf auxiliary(dns_amp) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(dns_amp) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(dns_amp) > run 

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