nslookup and options

Barry Margolin barmar at alum.mit.edu
Thu Jun 16 00:17:58 UTC 2005

In article <d8p3f5$vfn$1 at sf1.isc.org>,
 "Thomaschewski, Holger (LDS)" <Holger.Thomaschewski at lds.nrw.de> wrote:

> Hi folks!
> From where does "nslookup" gets the options, when the file ".nslookuprc" =
> doesn't
> exist?

What options are you talking about?  It gets the nameserver information 
from your system's resolver configuration -- /etc/resolv.conf on Unix, 
the Network Connections control panel in Windows.

> My nslookup hasn't implemented "?" and "ls".

Use "dig" instead, it's a much better tool than nslookup.

Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
Arlington, MA
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