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Native DNS Server (Example)



This module provides a Rex based DNS service which can store static entries, resolve names over pivots, and serve DNS requests across routed session comms. DNS tunnels can operate across the Rex switchboard, and DNS other modules can use this as a template. Setting static records via hostfile allows for DNS spoofing attacks without direct traffic manipulation at the handlers. handlers for requests and responses provided here mimic the internal Rex functionality, but utilize methods within this module's namespace to output content processed in the Proc contexts via vprint_status.


  • RageLtMan <rageltman@sempervictus>


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/server/dns/native_server
msf auxiliary(native_server) > show actions
msf auxiliary(native_server) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(native_server) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(native_server) > run 

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