[Smaug] The 'host' command?

Andrew afrayedknot at thefrayedknot.armory.com
Tue, 26 Nov 2002 18:34:20 -0800


you may want to try 'dig' or nslookup if they are availible, ive found
them both more verbode then host.

> >>From a server that goes through Verio, on certain domain, when
> I invoke: host certaindomain.net, "certaindomain.net has address
> 209.225.8.64" with no MX information and even an occassional
> "Host not found, try again.". Running the same invocation of
> host from a dsl that goest through Alternet.net yields the MX
> information.
> 
> Is this a network issue? I'm having the same problem with Pine,
> it will say "unable to access MX records" and give up.
> 
> Any information would be appreciated, I don't have any experience
> with the 'host' command and am unsure of what server(s)  it
> gets it's info from.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> --Paul
> 
> --
> William J. Broad: "The crux... is that the vast majority of the mass
> of the universe seems to be missing."
> 
> 
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