[CentOS] Caching nameserver -- Name Services Cache Daemon (nscd)

Wed Aug 10 15:37:42 UTC 2005
William Warren <hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com>

[root at enoch ~]# dig @localhost

; <<>> DiG 9.2.4 <<>> @localhost
;; global options:  printcmd
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-08-10 at 07:25, William Warren wrote:
>>dig to localhost says:
>>[root at enoch ~]# dig localhost
> dig localhost
> tells the system to ask the server(s) mentioned in /etc/resolve.conf
> to resolve the name localhost.
> What you want is:
> dig @localhost
> which queries the nameserver on the local machine to show you some
> info from the root servers as a useful diagnostic to make sure
> it can reach them.  If you are firewalled in a way that udp on
> port 53 can't get back from the internet and you aren't configured
> to use a forwarder that can get answers, you won't see the
> root servers displayed.  You can also query for specific addresses:
> dig @localhost www.sun.com

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