Runar Ovesen Hjerpbakk

Software Philosopher

Using nslookup to Find IP from the DNS Name

As you can read from this blog, operations was never my main interest. But in these days of DevOps, I’m getting exposed to more hosting environments than I’ve ever been before.

Since I was a small child I knew about ping to check if a server was online and see its IP-address. Today I learned about nslookup.

nslookup is a network administration command-line tool available for many computer operating systems for querying the Domain Name System (DNS) to obtain domain name or IP address mapping or for any other specific DNS record.

Useful for the cases when only an IP will do.