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How to check DNS records on a specific DNS server using dig and linux

Sometimes it may be necessary to get DNS records from a DNS server even if the domain is already pointed at a different DNS server. One tool you can use under linux is called dig. You can use dig to query any DNS server you specify (or use the default nameservers) and get all DNS records from that server. I recently had to do this to help out a customer after they moved their site to our servers and they realized they forgot something on the old server. Problem was, they weren’t sure who the old site was hosted with or what the old IP was. In a matter of minutes I was able to query the old DNS servers and pull up all the DNS information.

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Modifying your hosts file to point a domain at a specific IP address

Sometimes you will have a need to point a domain at a different IP than the current DNS resolves to. This can be to test your website when moving it from one server to another or if you are a web developer and need to test the site before making it live. Whatever the reason it is very easy to do this on both Windows, Linux, and Mac systems.

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Enable or Disable remote desktop on linux gnome

I found this somewhere online and found it very useful. If you ever need to enable or disable remote desktop via a remote connection like ssh here’s how to do it below. This is useful if you do not have physical access to a machine which is very common.

To enable remote desktop use this command:
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