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resolve hostname to IP our vice versa with less output

Terminal - resolve hostname to IP our vice versa with less output
resolveip -s www.freshmeat.net
2009-06-02 14:25:53
User: ncaio
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resolve hostname to IP our vice versa with less output

inverted version:

resolveip -s 216.34.181.xxx

freshmeat.net

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Terminal - Alternatives
hostresult=$(host -t A www.example.com); echo "${hostresult##* }"
2011-04-21 10:16:50
User: kilx
Functions: echo host
0

The host command comes with the bind-utils package, which is has a better chance to be installed than resolveip from mysql. The last word of the query result is displayed, which is the last result host got.

This works with CNAMEs.

You get "3(NXDOMAIN)" in case of failure.

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What others think

resolveip, at least under ubuntu/debian is part of the 'mysql-server' package (mysql-server-5.0 specifically on my ubuntu 8.04 system)

Comment by bwoodacre 311 weeks and 4 days ago

thank you very much.

Comment by ncaio 311 weeks and 4 days ago

Beautiful, i was looking for precisely this

Comment by alanwilliamson 301 weeks ago

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