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NSLOOKUP(1)							   NSLOOKUP(1)

NAME
       nslookup	- query	Internet name servers interactively

SYNOPSIS
       nslookup	[ -option ]  [ name | -	]  [ server ]

DESCRIPTION
       Nslookup	 is  a program to query	Internet domain	name servers. Nslookup
       has two modes: interactive and non-interactive. Interactive mode	allows
       the  user to query name servers for information about various hosts and
       domains or to print a list of hosts in a	domain.	 Non-interactive  mode
       is  used	to print just the name and requested information for a host or
       domain.

ARGUMENTS
       Interactive mode	is entered in the following cases:

       1.     when no arguments	are given (the default	name  server  will  be
	      used)

       2.     when  the	first argument is a hyphen (-) and the second argument
	      is the host name or Internet address of a	name server.

       Non-interactive mode is used when the name or Internet address  of  the
       host  to	be looked up is	given as the first argument. The optional sec-
       ond argument specifies the host name or address of a name server.

       Options can also	be specified on	the command line if they  precede  the
       arguments  and  are  prefixed with a hyphen. For	example, to change the
       default query type to host information, and the initial timeout	to  10
       seconds,	type:

       nslookup	-query=hinfo  -timeout=10

INTERACTIVE COMMANDS
       host [server]
	      Look up information for host using the current default server or
	      using server, if specified. If host is an	Internet  address  and
	      the  query  type	is A or	PTR, the name of the host is returned.
	      If host is a name	and does  not  have  a	trailing  period,  the
	      search list is used to qualify the name.

	      To  look up a host not in	the current domain, append a period to
	      the name.

       server domain

       lserver domain
	      Change the default server	to domain; lserver  uses  the  initial
	      server  to  look	up information about domain, while server uses
	      the current default server. If an	authoritative answer can't  be
	      found,  the  names  of  servers  that  might have	the answer are
	      returned.

       root   not implemented

       finger not implemented

       ls     not implemented

       view   not implemented

       help   not implemented

       ?      not implemented

       exit   Exits the	program.

       set keyword[=value]
	      This command is used to change state  information	 that  affects
	      the lookups. Valid keywords are:

	      all    Prints  the current values	of the frequently used options
		     to	set. Information about the current default server  and
		     host is also printed.

	      class=value
		     Change the	query class to one of:

		     IN	    the	Internet class

		     CH	    the	Chaos class

		     HS	    the	Hesiod class

		     ANY    wildcard

	      The class	specifies the protocol group of	the information.

	      (Default = IN; abbreviation = cl)

	      [no]debug
		     Turn debugging mode on. A lot more	information is printed
		     about the packet sent to the  server  and	the  resulting
		     answer.

		     (Default =	nodebug; abbreviation =	[no]deb)

	      [no]d2 Turn debugging mode on. A lot more	information is printed
		     about the packet sent to the  server  and	the  resulting
		     answer.

		     (Default =	nod2)

	      domain=name
		     Sets the search list to name.

	      [no]search
		     If	 the  lookup  request contains at least	one period but
		     doesn't end with a	trailing  period,  append  the	domain
		     names  in	the domain search list to the request until an
		     answer is received.

		     (Default =	search)

	      port=value
		     Change the	default	TCP/UDP	name server port to value.

		     (Default =	53; abbreviation = po)

	      querytype=value

	      type=value
		     Change the	top of the information query.

		     (Default =	A; abbreviations = q, ty)

	      [no]recurse
		     Tell the name server to query other servers  if  it  does
		     not have the information.

		     (Default =	recurse; abbreviation =	[no]rec)

	      retry=number
		     Set the number of retries to number.

	      timeout=number
		     Change  the  initial  timeout  interval for waiting for a
		     reply to number seconds.

	      [no]vc Always use	a virtual circuit when sending requests	to the
		     server.

		     (Default =	novc)

FILES
       /etc/resolv.conf

SEE ALSO
       dig(1), host(1),	named(8).

AUTHOR
       Andrew Cherenson

BIND9				 Jun 30, 2000			   NSLOOKUP(1)

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