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Linux Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition by Daniel J. Barrett

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Host Location

host

Look up hostnames, IP addresses, and DNS info.

whois

Look up the registrants of Internet domains.

ping

Check if a remote host is reachable.

traceroute

View the network path to a remote host.

When dealing with remote computers, you might want to know more about them. Who owns them? What are the IP addresses? Where on the network are they located?

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