barmar at genuity.net
Tue Oct 30 14:50:56 UTC 2001
In article <9rlbeg$jgk at pub3.rc.vix.com>,
nobody special <rodneysimioni at yahoo.com> wrote:
>I'm new here so please tolerate my nusance of a probably dumb question. When
>we do a nslookup command of an ip address and it returns the dns name and
>other bits of information, does it mean the dns client is alive on the net
>or does it simply mean that the dns client is regestiered to a DNS server or
>both? What I'm trying to understand is, does the dns client have to be
>alive in order for nslookup command to return data?
Doing a DNS lookup is like looking someone up in the phone book. Just
because you can look them up doesn't mean the phone is actually plugged in.
Barry Margolin, barmar at genuity.net
Genuity, Woburn, MA
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