nslookup interactive options
Here are the commonly used options of nslookup. For a
complete list, see the manual page for
You can save any of these options in a .nslookuprc file
in your home directory. The format of this file, which is searched for
each time you invoke nslookup, is one set command
per line. Here is an example, which sets the query type to address records,
the domain to your_company.COM, and sets the timeout on requests to
Sets the query type to recursive. When toggled to norecurse, nslookup
performs iterative queries.
Sets the query type to the DNS data type specified. Common types
include a (Address), any (any data type), mx (Mail Exchanger), and ns (Name
Resends the query n times before giving up.
Sets the root server to the server you enter.
The period of time nslookup waits for a response after the query is sent.
This period doubles between each retry.
Querying a single name or address
nslookup interactive commands
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