System Resolver Test App?

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Thu Nov 12 01:53:37 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 08:14:02PM -0500,
 Barry Margolin <barmar at> wrote 
 a message of 24 lines which said:

> If you just want to do a hostname lookup, you can use practically
> any network application, e.g. ping.

It gives you less information than the program I posted.

1) On typical OS, ping forces you to choose explicitely IPv4 or
IPv6. In that respect, telnet is better than ping for this test.

2) You see only the first IP address, not the full list.

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