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Terminal - Commands using host - 40 results
while read n; do host $n; done < list
host <domain> <nameserver name>
2009-09-29 18:58:28
User: DoGik
Functions: host

Its very useful when you do not have control over name servers and need to check DNS configuration directly, right after change. You will not need to wait for DNS propagation to verify if all records were configured properly by vendors of name servers.

beepwhenup () { echo 'Enter host you want to ping:'; read PHOST; if [[ "$PHOST" == "" ]]; then exit; fi; while true; do ping -c1 -W2 $PHOST 2>&1 >/dev/null; if [[ "$?" == "0" ]]; then for j in $(seq 1 4); do beep; done; ping -c1 $PHOST; break; fi; done; }
2009-09-24 18:11:10
Functions: echo host ping read seq
Tags: ping beep

After this, just type:


You need to install "beep" before this would make the beep sound.

Save it in your .profile if you want to use it later

WARNING: this command won't exit until it is successful. You won't be able to CONTROL+C out of it.

host A: cat /proc/dev/ttyS0 host B: echo hello > /dev/ttyS0
2009-09-24 13:22:23
User: flart
Functions: cat echo host

If the connection works you should see a "hello" on host A. If not: check your cabeling etc :-)

for IP in $(/sbin/ifconfig | fgrep addr: | sed 's/.*addr:\([[0-9.]*\) .*/\1/') ; do host $IP | awk '{print $5}'; done
for i in `cat names.txt`; do host -r $i [nameserver]; done
2009-08-22 09:26:31
User: hemanth
Functions: host
Tags: host

DNS cache snooping

host -t a dartsclink.com | sed 's/.*has address //'
host -t mx foo.org
2009-08-14 09:55:19
User: peshay
Functions: host

command is shorter, output unnecessary longer

host $HOSTNAME|cut -d' ' -f4
2009-08-08 12:39:00
User: penpen
Functions: cut host

Using DynDNS or a similar service not only allows access to your home machine from outside without needing to know what IP the ISP has assigned to it but it also comes in handy if you want to know your external IP address. The only purpose of the sed command is to remove the leading "host.na.me has address " part from the output. If you don't need to discard it you can simply use

dd if=/dev/zero bs=256M count=1 | nc [remoteIP] [remotePort] and on the other host nc -l port >/dev/null
2009-07-14 20:30:52
User: tkunz
Functions: dd host

Note, the [remotePort] should be opened in the firewall first. First, start the destination box listening, then fire off the sending box. Data from the /dev/zero device in memory of the source machine is read out using dd, sent over the network with nc, and read back in from the other side of the network with nc, going to the /dev/null device. Essentially, it is a memory-network-memory copy operation, the output of dd will tell you how fast your network really is performing.

tar -cj /backup | cstream -t 777k | ssh host 'tar -xj -C /backup'
2009-07-02 10:05:53
User: wires
Functions: host ssh tar

this bzips a folder and transfers it over the network to "host" at 777k bit/s.

cstream can do a lot more, have a look http://www.cons.org/cracauer/cstream.html#usage

for example:

echo w00t, i'm 733+ | cstream -b1 -t2

hehe :)

chkconfig --list | fgrep :on | sed -e 's/\(^.*\)*0:off/\1:/g' -e 's/\(.\):on/\1/g' -e 's/.:off//g' | tr -d [:blank:] | awk -F: '{print$2,$1}' | ssh host 'cat > foo'
2009-05-13 21:17:39
User: catawampus

And then to complete the task:

Go to target host;

ssh host

Turn everything off:

for i in `chkconfig --list | fgrep :on | awk '{print $1}'` ; do chkconfig --level 12345 $i off; done

Create duplicate config:

while read line; do chkconfig --level $line on; done < foo
host -la domain.com
2009-03-28 12:15:16
Functions: host

Perform a dns zone transfer (if is allowed on target dns server) and print result.

host google.com
2009-03-24 16:25:12
User: tommaso
Functions: host

host is a simple utility for performing DNS lookups. It is normally used to convert names to IP addresses and vice versa. When no arguments or options are given, host prints a short summary of its command line arguments and options.

host `hostname`
2009-02-18 05:48:29
User: rommelsharma
Functions: host

This is a useful command that gives the hostname and the IP Address of your machine, on many OS. Tested on Linux and Solaris.

host command here is followed by `hostname`. Note the ` in the command is a back quote (or grave accent or back tic that usually shares the space with the ~ key). No other options are specified. See sample output.