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Old 08-20-2004, 02:18 PM   #1
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how can I check a dns entry?

I have asked for my domain name to be hosted on a dns server.

Is there a terminal command to query a dns server has a listing.

Whois list the servers for the domain name but the dns doesn't work on ping or browser, on different machines and after 48hours waiting.


Old 08-20-2004, 02:56 PM   #2
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Try dig. Make sure the client you are on has the dns server in its resolv.conf (restar network if you change this) and then:


... and it shoud tell you the info you want.
Old 08-21-2004, 06:09 AM   #3
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Not sure this is what I want. I want to check on someone elses name server that an entry is made for
the domain name and what it resolves to.

the sort of command is like this;



I feel sure such a command may exist from a terminal window.
Old 08-21-2004, 12:02 PM   #4
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You can do a simple DNS lookup. Tye 'dns lookup' in google, and use any of the sites listed to run a query. name-to-ip, or ip-to-name, or MX records for mail servers, etc.

Hope this helps !!


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