TCP/IP DNS Name Resolution and Information Lookup Utilities (nslookup, host and dig)
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The host Utility
The first alternative to nslookup, host, is most often used for simple queries such as would normally be performed using nslookups non-interactive mode. It is invoked in the same way as non-interactive nslookup:
host <host> [<server>]
The output is also similar to that of non-interactive nslookup, but less verbose. An example is shown in Table 292.
Even though host does not operate interactively, it includes a number of options that can allow an administrator to get the same information that would have been obtained using nslookups interactive mode. Some of the more common options are shown in Table 293.
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