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10.2.6.1. The host command

To display information on hosts or domains, use the host command:


[[email protected] emmy]$ host www.eunet.be
www.eunet.be. has address 193.74.208.177

[[email protected] emmy]$ host -t any eunet.be
eunet.be. SOA dns.eunet.be. hostmaster.Belgium.EU.net. 
  2002021300 28800 7200 604800 86400
eunet.be. mail is handled by 50 pophost.eunet.be.
eunet.be. name server ns.EU.net.
eunet.be. name server dns.eunet.be.

Similar information can be displayed using the dig command, which gives additional information about how records are stored in the name server.

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