Network - dig ( DNS tool)

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dig is DNS client tool to make dns lookup. Part of bind9


Offline (Installation)

The containing package name is:

curl -L|tar -xzv -C /usr/local/bin/


Google has in its toolbox, dig in an online form. See


yum install bind-utils
apt-get install dnsutils
apt-get install bind9-dnsutils

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