Dig Command Examples

Simple Dig Command

[[email protected] ~]# dig justgeek.net

; <<>> DiG 9.11.4-P2-RedHat-9.11.4-9.P2.el7 <<>> justgeek.net
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 53092
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 3, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 4096
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;justgeek.net.                  IN      A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
justgeek.net.           267     IN      A       104.28.12.34
justgeek.net.           267     IN      A       104.28.13.34
justgeek.net.           267     IN      A       172.67.130.28

;; Query time: 10 msec
;; SERVER: 108.61.10.10#53(108.61.10.10)
;; WHEN: Wed May 27 07:13:17 UTC 2020
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 89

How to check A record of the website using DIG command

[[email protected] ~]# dig redhat.com +noall +answer

; <<>> DiG 9.11.4-P2-RedHat-9.11.4-9.P2.el7 <<>> redhat.com +noall +answer
;; global options: +cmd
redhat.com. 3547 IN A 209.132.183.105

Check MX record using dig command

[[email protected] ~]# dig redhat.com MX +noall +answer

; <<>> DiG 9.11.4-P2-RedHat-9.11.4-9.P2.el7 <<>> redhat.com MX +noall +answer
;; global options: +cmd
redhat.com. 600 IN MX 10 us-smtp-inbound-2.mimecast.com.
redhat.com. 600 IN MX 10 us-smtp-inbound-1.mimecast.com.
[[email protected] ~]#

How to check NS record of the website using DIG command.

[[email protected] ~]# dig justgeek.net NS +noall +answer

; <<>> DiG 9.11.4-P2-RedHat-9.11.4-9.P2.el7 <<>> justgeek.net NS +noall +answer
;; global options: +cmd
justgeek.net. 86400 IN NS kia.ns.cloudflare.com.
justgeek.net. 86400 IN NS jerome.ns.cloudflare.com.
[[email protected] ~]#

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