Enhancing User Experience: DNS Server for Easier HTB IP Recognition

Hello everyone,

I’ve been pondering an idea recently that I wanted to share with this community, mainly because I believe it has the potential to simplify our user experience significantly.

Have you ever found it cumbersome to retrieve your tun0 address each time you need to create a payload or a reverse shell? If your answer is yes, then you might find my proposition intriguing.

The idea is straightforward yet effective: What if we implement a DNS server that all machines could utilize? This feature could revolutionize the way we identify our HTB IPs. Imagine if, instead of going through the process of fetching our IPs, we could simply use a domain that correlates with our actual VPN IP. A format such as “username.htb” seems both simple and intuitive, doesn’t it?

For instance, my domain could be TomFox.htb, making it significantly easier for me to manage my activities without the constant need to check my IP.

I am keen to hear your thoughts on this idea. If it has already been considered or is in the works, I apologize for the repetition. But if not, I genuinely believe that this could be a beneficial feature for all of us in the community.

Looking forward to your feedback and discussion on this concept.

You could then easily find out which user is using which IP. I think that is not a good idea.

That’s why I proposed a DNS server that all machines could utilize. This way, no user could query the DNS and ascertain another user’s VPN IP.

But yes, if a player has a shell on a machine, they could obtain the VPN IP of a specific player. Where is the harm ?