dig reveser lookups failing everywhere

Doug Barton DougB at DougBarton.net
Fri Jan 24 21:14:10 UTC 2003

On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, G. Brown wrote:

> Havn't done a reverse name lookup using dig for a while so not sure if
> this is me but dig seems to be failing everywhere I try on all reverse
> lookups.
> dig hotmail.com give amongst others
> nslookup provides an answer
> dig ANY gives nothing
> Tried this on 4 different syatems in 2 different countries.

Isn't this the definition of insanity? :)  You already got answers on how
to dig, but you can also just do:

host domain name pointer lc2.law5.hotmail.com

if all you want is a simple answer. Avoid nslookup like the plague.

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