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Queries Internet domain nameservers. This command is deprecated, and users should turn to dig for their name lookup needs.
nslookup has two modes: interactive and noninteractive. Interactive mode allows the user to query nameservers for information about various hosts and domains or to print a list of hosts in a domain. Interactive mode is entered when either no arguments are provided (the default nameserver will be used), or the first argument is a hyphen and the second argument is the hostname or Internet address of a nameserver. Noninteractive mode is used to print just the name and requested information for a host or domain. It is used when the name of the host to be looked up is given as the first argument. Any of the
value pairs listed under the interactive set command can be used as an option on the command line by prefacing the keyword with a -. The optional second argument specifies a nameserver.
under the set interactive command can be entered on the command line, with the syntax -
Connect to finger server on current host, optionally creating or appending to
Print a brief summary of commands.
Look up information for
host using the current default server or using
server if specified.
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