In this high as a kite edition of Hak5 Darren takes you on an adventure through the wonderful world of DNS. Explore the vast and intricate details of our beloved Domain Name System while exploiting mis-configured routers, brute forcing, and even looking up Wikipedia entries from TXT records.

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  • Wow Darren. Explaining DNS after a accident and out of it on meds!
    That shows amazing dedication to the show and your fans.

    Maybe next week you could talk about sub/supernetting while over a tank of sharks :-)

    Thanks for a informative and entertaining (at your expense)
    Get well soon.

  • Robertv in Edinburgh. 5 years ago

    “Hello my name is, erm….” Get well soon and keep off those pills!

    Thanks for the DNS chat.

  • is that a glass of wine I see? ..with the meds? no wonder you’re on cloud nine!! : D

  • Starboy 5 years ago

    Great episode It cleared up alot of issues I’ve been having with DNS. Keep up the great work.

  • Dont mix alcohol and medication !

    Great to see that your getting better :)

  • Dominic 5 years ago

    For a second there at 10 minutes in I thought he forgot he was recording a show.

    • I had every intention of editing that bit out but forgot to. Oops.

      • Chris 5 years ago

        Honestly, I would keep it in. I wouldnt suggest getting into a motorcycle accident but there is certainly a different kind of charm when you give the show out of your mind on pain meds.

        Keep up the good work man, and get well soon.

      • Cris Spain 5 years ago

        It’s one of the best moments of the show ever dude!.

      • Joey Pesci 4 years ago

        keeping it in was the right thing to do. Made it look like Hak5 of old. Being to pro and smooth makes it bit boring.

        Being able to do that yet still making it look pro and not boring is what makes Hak5 good :)

  • Scott 5 years ago

    Show was awesome as always.
    Anyone any ideas why I cant register for the forums? Tried multiple time with no success? cheers

  • slackduck 5 years ago

    Everyone all way’s complains that Darren is to hyper, but now that he is “subdued” , I want the good ol’ hyper Darren back….
    But Anyways , get well soon!

  • veritas 5 years ago

    the itunes quicktime small file (the video that i got via my podcast subscription in itunes) seems to be corrupted. it is only 39 seconds long. i thought maybe something went wrong with the download, tried downloading it a few more times and each time it was only 39 seconds long. just thought you should know.

  • We need to send Darren some “stuff” next week see how the podcast is like then.

  • R2cool 5 years ago

    If it is wine. then its port wine i guess because he pauses at port 😉

  • Charlie 5 years ago

    Two questions:

    1. What are your thoughts on wildcard DNS entries?
    2. What wine are you drinking? :)

  • cypher_cracks 5 years ago

    wow!!! wine + percs= a ton of lol cats!!!!
    sounds like hak5’s going to the dark side!!!! (vader breath) enjoy the cookies!!!

  • Tripping Balls during the show. Watching Darren go down and then up = amazing!

  • Ibaton 5 years ago

    I like the planed 1 minute break at 10:30.
    Gave me som time catch-up. ^^

  • Cydermaster 5 years ago

    Top ep. Very informative and hugely entertaining.

    Glad to see I’m not the only person who drinks booze while on über-strong codeine-based-painkillers 😀

  • ROFLMAO!!!

    This is great! Save some of the meds for next week!

  • Love the Strongbad email reference. Had to pause the show and laugh. :)

  • Chad E 5 years ago

    GreaT stuff. Im taking a CEH class and this is helping alot.

  • LQ (via WWW or RSS) gives just a 40sec-vid with an ad for The Ben Heck Show here…

  • Brandon 5 years ago

    Awesome episode! Keep up the good work!

  • TheRocK 5 years ago

    You explained it better on drugs then my teacher while completely sober. Also very much entertaining. This is why I love this show so much!

  • Good episode Darren,

    Nicely done especially given how tweaked you were, heal quick matey..

  • Ahmad 5 years ago

    Love the show man. I look forward to new episodes every week. Keep them coming!

  • Best Hak5 I have seen yet…

    Lots of info and funny as hell… hope you feel better already Darren and thanks for the dedication…


  • DNS bruteforcing is acctually just searching subdomains from some site , you know there are some websites that do that just put link and it will list all subdomains of website… Anyway I like how you explained how DNS works…

  • Dude glad your ok with the motorcycle accident. Where you warriding?

  • M.Barker 5 years ago

    Thanks for explaining DNS, I am always trying to learn and this show was awesome!…great help!…u are a fucking beast bro.

  • frago 5 years ago

    thanks awesome job..

  • Justin 5 years ago

    Just thought I’d mention, as a few have already above, that there seems to be a problem with the encoding on this episode as it is only playing a 39 second clip of the Ben Heck Show.

    Great show, create up the great work.

  • dingo420 4 years ago

    “Shit i dont want to get in to load balancing” lol

  • Modus 4 years ago

    Interesting stuff about DNS. But please, let the image from the command line stay put longer. I know how you look by now :-))

  • Hi! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the great work!

  • I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the structure of
    your site? Its very well written; I love what
    youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content
    so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or
    two images. Maybe you could space it out better?