host - a simple utility for performing DNS lookups

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host is a simple command line utility for performing DNS lookups.

It is normally used to convert names to IP addresses and vice versa.

nslookup is not performing a lookup on the content of the host file as ping does.

Simplified syntax

host name

where name is a domain name


host is an alias for has address

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