Virtual host and DNS names enumeration techniques

Posted on January 24, 2009 in Research • Tagged with discovery, dns alias, dns name, enumeration, hostmap, virtual host • 3 min read

Table of Contents

1. Why you need to enumerate
2. Techniques
2.1 DNS enumeration techniques
2.2 Banner grabbing
2.3 SSL/TLS Protocol enumeration techniques
2.4 HTTP Protocol enumeration techniques
2.5 Passive web enumeration techniques
2.6 Active web enumeration techniques

1. Why you need to enumerate

The host name discovery phase is an information gathering act to get a complete and detailed view of target resources and attack points.

During an attack or a penetration test, the attacker needs to known  as much information as possible about the entry points to attack. An entry point …

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