|Developer(s)||Internet Systems Consortium (ISC)|
|Operating system||Unix, Unix-like|
host is a simple utility for performing Domain Name System lookups.
When applied to a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) the host command will return information associated with that name such as its IP address and mail handling host. It can also be used to list all members of a domain. The host command is also able to perform reverse IP lookups to find the FQDN associated with an IP address.
example.com has address 126.96.36.199
example.com has IPv6 address 2606:2800:220:1:248:1893:25c8:1946
- dig, a utility interrogates DNS servers directly for troubleshooting and system administration purposes.
- NSLOOKUP, another utility that can be used to obtain similar information
- BIND 9 –
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