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Finding out default DNS in OS X Terminal

When doing "nslookup" on a windows machine you get the address of the default DNS you're using (http://gyazo.com/313d1ad31c1927741aa266fc7f8542fc), but for some reason you don't in OS X ...
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How does dig +trace actually work?

When I look at the man page for dig, I get the following: +[no]trace Toggle tracing of the delegation path from the root name servers for the name being looked up. Tracing is disabled by default. ...
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If Google provides public DNS 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, who provides 4.2.2.2? [closed]

I was always told by colleagues 4.2.2.2 appears to work faster and have to combine that with Google's public DNS. Basically using 8.8.8.8 as primary and 4.2.2.2 as secondary. However, Google only ...
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Mavericks: ping resolves differently from dig

I have BIND9 running on my MBP with a zone for the TLD dev. I then have /etc/resolver/dev setup with the line nameserver 127.0.0.1 so that resolution for that TLD only is performed using my local BIND ...
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How does ping figure out the IP address of a website?

I'm trying to understand better the different network-query tools such as nc, curl, whois, dig, nslookup and at the same time a bit more about the architecture of internet requests, servers, and the ...
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Why are DNS setup guides using private IP addresses in their examples?

I'm attempting to set up BIND9 on my server, and am attempting to follow a guide I have found online. One thing that sets off a warning flag for me is that every guide I've found seems to use private ...
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Is it possible to find out which upstream DNS server my router is querying? (just using dns tools)

Ok, here is the setup: I have a local router which advertises itself as the DNS server over DHCP. The DNS resolver on the router just forwards the requests to the ISP nameservers and caches the reply. ...
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How to use DIG to get full DNS info?

How can I use DIG in one single command to get as much info on a domain name as possible,. including: Subdomans CNAME entries A Records TTL Is this possible with one single command? How can you ...
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DNS: can't query domain

For some reason I can't query specific domains. Although dig works as it should, nslookup doesn't. home1:/# dig +trace www.capital.gr ; <<>> DiG 9.7.3 <<>> +trace ...
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Belkin N150 local DNS flakey

I'm having issues connecting to the various devices on my network (Mac-heavy, MBP (thunderbolt, not retina, Lion), Macbook (Late 2007, white, Snow Leopard), iPad (3rd gen, iOS6), Apple TV (2nd gen, ...
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What does getting an answer from dig but not from whois imply?

So when I execute this: dig hrndva-omtalb.mail.rr.com I get this: hrndva-omtalb.mail.rr.com. 7208 IN A 71.74.56.122 hrndva-omtalb.mail.rr.com. 7208 IN A 71.74.56.123 ...
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Ubuntu: Linux can browse sites, bash can't even resolve the dns name - Huh!

I've been work on this all day and I'm as mystified as when I started. I have an Ubuntu 10 system. On the desktop I have firefox and a bash shell running. Firefox can see and browse any site (I'm ...
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'dig any' results wrong, missing data

I was playing about with 'dig' showing a friend how it worked when I spotted some odd behaviour with the 'any' type. I believe that using 'dig any' will get all the record types automatically but ...
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Installing dig on Debian

I've tried installing dig on Debian, but the apt-get utility doesn't seem to know what it is. Is it part of some larger set of packages? Where can I find this?