Thursday, February 13, 2020

Digging up IP addresses with the Linux dig command

Not unlike nslookup in function, but with a lot more options, the dig command provides information that name servers manage and can be very useful for troubleshooting problems. It’s both simple to use and has lots of useful options.

The name “dig” stands for “domain information groper” since domain groping is basically what it does. The amount of information that it provides depends on a series of options that you can use to tailor its output to your needs. Dig can provide a lot of detail or be surprisingly terse.

Just the IP, please

To get just the IP address for a system, add the +short option to your dig command like this:

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Thanks to Sandra Henry-Stocker (see source)

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