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?

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On Ubuntu it's in dnsutils. It's the same in Debian.

Install it with:

apt-get install -y dnsutils

apt-file lets you search for files in packages even if they aren't installed.

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