On-line nslookup?

Greg Raven gregraven at gmail.com
Sun Nov 26 15:37:21 UTC 2006


Thanks. I think what was throwing me off was the difference in
formatting between nslookup and dig. Also, I was attempting to compare
nslookup results with dig results obtained without the "any" qualifier,
so the dig results appeared a bit sparse.

Doug McIntyre wrote:
> dig can do everything nslookup can and more.
> OSX doesn't come with nslookup since its depreciated. There's one
> case where nslookup makes tech support types think they know what a
> problem is when they don't, and they are running up to a limitation
> in nslookup (when an authoritative server doesn't have a reverse PTR).
> Its been kind of funny watching some of them defend their position
> based on data given out by nslookup that they couldn't interpret correctly.

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