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Host (Unix)

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Host (Unix)

host is a simple utility for performing Domain Name System lookups. It was developed by the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), and is released under the ISC license, a permissive free software license.

The similar dig utility interrogates DNS servers directly for troubleshooting and system administration purposes.

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