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When using the various CLI network monitors like LSOF, Netstat, ifTop. I'd like to see what applications are doing DNS lookups (using port 53 over UDP). How do I configure so that these connections are shown in the Terminal? I'd like to see what IP Address is being connected to and what applications are requesting the DNS lookup.

I'm interested in any way to learn this information.

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You must turn on bind / named logging:

$ sudo apt-get install bind9utils
$ rndc querylog

Then, you can see the log the service in the system log:

$ tail -f /var/log/messages

Once finished, you can turn off logging again:

$ rndc querylog
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I believe that this would require BIND to be running. The question sounds more geared towards desktops –  Kevin Bowen Nov 28 '12 at 23:40
    
Then, may be he had to capture traffic using ethereal / wireshark. He should filter the packages having destination port = 53 –  jap1968 Nov 29 '12 at 7:30

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