The above screenshot shows the results of three independent nslookupcommands (displayed in the Windows Command Prompt). In this example, the client host is located on the campus of Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, where the default local DNS server is dns-prime.poly.edu. When running nslookup, if no DNS server is specified, then nslookupsends the query to the default DNS server, which in this case is dns-prime.poly.edu. Consider the first command: nslookup In words, this command is saying “please send me the IP address for the host ;. As shown in the screenshot, the response from this command provides two pieces of information: (1) the name and IP address of the DNS server that provides the answer; and (2) the answer itself, which is the host name and IP address of . Although the response came from the local DNS server at Polytechnic
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IP address, Domain Name System, Nslookup, local DNS server