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 The host command

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

[[email protected] emmy]$ host has address

[[email protected] emmy]$ host -t any SOA 
  2002021300 28800 7200 604800 86400 mail is handled by 50 name server name server

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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