DNS dig command

Head Surfer
October 9th, 2008

To resolve dns problems you should start by making a dns request to the server in question. Login via ssh and query the actual nameserver.

dig $domain.com @NS2.hostname.COM mx

this means contact ns2.hostname.com and request the current mx record for domain.com

If you remove mx from the end it tells the server to contact ns2.hostname.com and request the current A record for domain.com.

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