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NSlookup times out

By McCabe ·
When I do a NSLOOKUP the primary DNS server returns it's name and IP addy right away. Then at the prompt right below my first command, I type NSLOOKUP and any server name and I get the server name and IP addy returned correctly as well as a pause and the following text :
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> DNS request timed out.
> timeout was 2 seconds
> *** Request to servername timed out
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> Any ideas as to what is wrong ?

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by bigjedi20 In reply to NSlookup times out

We're behind a firewall, and we get the same thing, so perhaps that has something to do with it.

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by ratherbfishing In reply to NSlookup times out

If I understand what you are doing..you are entering nslookup..which will return the primary DNS server information, and put you into a nslookup session with a > prompt. Then while in the nslookup session at the > prompt you are typing nslookup (servername).

Okay, when in a nslookup session with the > prompt, when querying for a server DO NOT type nslookup again, only type the server name. That should work without getting the error message.

The error message is because whenver you enter "nslookup -(servername)" nslookup assumes that you are specifying a DNS server that you want to query, and if it is not one, it will time out looking for it.

Hope this helps.

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by dgates_1 In reply to NSlookup times out

I agree with barry. To get out of nslookup when you are in it, type ctrl-c and it returns you to the C prompt. After you are in nslookup, at the > prompt, you can type things like "set type=ns" <enter> "microsoft.com" <enter> and this will give you a list of name servers for microsoft. Then type ctrl c to get back out again.

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