DNS query type
The DNS query type defines the type of information that will be requested from your DNS server. The query types supported by our monitoring agent are:
A - query for IPv4 address
AAAA - query for IPv6 address
NS - query for the name servers responsible for a domain
CNAME - check if the looked up domain is an alias
MX - check for the mail exchanger of a domain
SOA - query for information about a specific zone - primary name server, contact email, default ttl etc.
TXT - query for text records. often used for SPF records
SRV - query for server records
PTR - reverse IP lookup
This article applies to DNS monitoring only.
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