dig

DNS Lookup utility.

Install

All systems
curl cmd.cat/dig.sh
Debian Debian
apt-get install knot-dnsutils
Ubuntu
apt-get install knot-dnsutils
Alpine
apk add bind-tools
Arch Arch Linux
pacman -S bind-tools
image/svg+xml Kali Linux
apt-get install dnsutils
Fedora
dnf install bind-utils
Raspbian
apt-get install knot-dnsutils

DNS Lookup utility.

  • Lookup the IP(s) associated with a hostname (A records):
    dig +short hostname.com
  • Lookup the mail server(s) associated with a given domain name (MX record):
    dig +short hostname.com MX
  • Get all types of records for a given domain name:
    dig hostname.com ANY
  • Specify an alternate DNS server to query:
    dig @8.8.8.8 hostname.com
  • Perform a reverse DNS lookup on an IP address (PTR record):
    dig -x 8.8.8.8
  • Find authoritative name servers for the zone and display SOA records:
    dig +nssearch hostname.com
  • Perform iterative queries and display the entire trace path to resolve a domain name:
    dig +trace hostname.com

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