How to use NSLOOKUP

nslookup [-option] [hostname] [server]

Commands:   (identifiers are shown in uppercase, [] means optional)

 NAME            - print info about the host/domain NAME using default 

 NAME1 NAME2     - as above, but use NAME2 as server

 help or ?       - print info on common commands

 set OPTION      - set an option

    all                 - print options, current server and host

    [no]debug           - print debugging information

    [no]d2              - print exhaustive debugging information

    [no]defname         - append domain name to each query

    [no]recurse         - ask for recursive answer to query

    [no]search          - use domain search list

    [no]vc              - always use a virtual circuit

    domain=NAME         - set default domain name to NAME

    srchlist=N1[/N2/.../N6] - set domain to N1 and search list to N1, N2, 

                          and so on

    root=NAME           - set root server to NAME

    retry=X             - set number of retries to X

    timeout=X           - set initial time-out interval to X seconds

    type=X              - set query type (for example, A, ANY, CNAME, MX, 

                          NS, PTR, SOA, SRV)

    querytype=X         - same as type

    class=X             - set query class (for example, IN (Internet), ANY)

    [no]msxfr           - use MS fast zone transfer

    ixfrver=X           - current version to use in IXFR transfer request

 server NAME     - set default server to NAME, using current default server 

 lserver NAME    - set default server to NAME, using initial server

 finger [USER]   - finger the optional NAME at the current default host

 root            - set current default server to the root

 ls [opt] DOMAIN [> FILE] - list addresses in DOMAIN (optional: output to


    -a          -  list canonical names and aliases

    -d          -  list all records

    -t TYPE     -  list records of the given type (for example, A, CNAME,

                   MX, NS, PTR, and so on)

 view FILE       - sort an 'ls' output file and view it with pg

 exit            - exit the program