host - DNS lookup utility

host google.com
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.
Sample Output
google.com has address 74.125.67.100
google.com has address 209.85.171.100
google.com has address 74.125.45.100
google.com mail is handled by 10 smtp2.google.com.
google.com mail is handled by 10 smtp3.google.com.
google.com mail is handled by 10 smtp4.google.com.
google.com mail is handled by 10 smtp1.google.com.

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By: tommaso
2009-03-24 16:25:12

What Others Think

#dig google.com
DNSpyder · 503 weeks and 5 days ago
dig google.com
DNSpyder · 503 weeks and 5 days ago
nslookup google.com
P17 · 503 weeks and 5 days ago
the host command returns the mx record...
defan21 · 503 weeks ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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