SRV record not working

Paul Kosinski bind at
Sat Aug 18 18:02:41 UTC 2018

When I started using Linux almost 20 years ago, I think there was only
nslookup, and no dig. So by habit, I tend to use it unless the extra
power of dig outweighs its extra complexity. I don't remember what I
used on Windows back when I was regularly using both.

On Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:42:20 -0600
Grant Taylor via bind-users <bind-users at> wrote:

> On 08/18/2018 07:25 AM, Bob McDonald wrote:
> > I don't think anyone hates nslookup (well maybe a few do <grin>) I 
> > suppose the immense dislike stems from the fact that it's the
> > default utility under Windows. Folks who use dig as their default
> > realize that when used properly, dig provides much more
> > functionality than nslookup. For example, try using TSIG with
> > nslookup or getting a NSID response. These are only a couple of
> > examples. There's other reasons to change. The output from dig is
> > much more comprehensive. And, yes, if you install the bind tools
> > from ISC under Windows, dig works quite well.
> I've been told that nslookup will lie and provide incorrect
> information in some situations.  I have no idea what situations that
> is.  I would love to learn what they are.
> If you know of such an example, please enlighten me.
> As such, I tend to use nslookup on platforms without dig when or
> until I have reason to not do so.

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