Posted On 2005-11-1 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Command Reference
Tags: Windows Commandline Windows
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Lookup IP addresses on a NameServer.


Lookup the ip address of MyHost:

NSLOOKUP [-option] MyHost

Lookup ip address of MyHost on MyNameServer:

NSLOOKUP [-option] MyHost MyNameServer

Enter "command mode":


Command Mode options:

help or ? - print a list of Command Mode options
exit or ^C - exit "command mode"

set all - print options, current server and host
finger [USER] - finger the optional NAME at the current default host
MyHost - print ip address of MyHost
MyHost MyNameServer - print ip address of MyHost on MyNameServer
set [no]debug - print debugging info
set [no]d2 - print exhaustive debugging info

set domain=NAME - set default domain name to NAME
set root=NAME - set root server to NAME
root - set current default server to the root
server NAME - set default server to NAME, using current default server
lserver NAME - set default server to NAME, using initial server
set srchlist=N1[/N2/.../N6] - set domain to N1 and search list to N1, N2,...

set retry=X - set number of retries to X
set timeout=X - set initial time-out interval to X seconds
set [no]defname - append domain name to each query
set [no]recurse - ask for recursive answer to query
set [no]search - use domain search list
set [no]vc - always use a virtual circuit
set class=X - set query class (for example, IN (Internet), ANY)
set [no]msxfr - use MS fast zone transfer
set ixfrver=X - current version to use in IXFR transfer request
set type=X - set query type
set querytype=X - set query type

ls [opt] DOMAIN [> FILE] - list addresses in DOMAIN (optional: output to

-d - list all records
-t TYPE - list records of the given Type (for example, A, CNAME,
MX, NS, PTR, and so on)
-a - list Aliases and canonical names.

view FILE - sort an 'ls' output file and view it with pg

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