nslookup

Query name server(s) for various domain records.

Install

All systems
curl cmd.cat/nslookup.sh
Debian Debian
apt-get install dnsutils
Ubuntu
apt-get install 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 dnsutils
Docker
docker run cmd.cat/nslookup nslookup powered by Commando

Query name server(s) for various domain records.

  • Query your system's default name server for an IP address (A record) of the domain:
    nslookup example.com
  • Query a given name server for a NS record of the domain:
    nslookup -type=NS example.com 8.8.8.8
  • Query for a reverse lookup (PTR record) of an IP address:
    nslookup -type=PTR 54.240.162.118
  • Query for ANY available records using TCP protocol:
    nslookup -vc -type=ANY example.com
  • Query a given name server for the whole zone file (zone transfer) of the domain using TCP protocol:
    nslookup -vc -type=AXFR example.com name_server
  • Query for a mail server (MX record) of the domain, showing details of the transaction:
    nslookup -type=MX -debug example.com
  • Query a given name server on a specific port number for a TXT record of the domain:
    nslookup -port=port_number -type=TXT example.com name_server

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