Subject: Re: For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 09:10:10 -0700

Quoting David Woolley (

> >Please note that I said host "", not "".
> >
> bash-3.2$ nslookup
> ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

If I might make a general suggestion:  nslookup often gives misleading
results because of some serious design misfeatures.  ISC has therefore
strongly recommended, for some years, that people transition to the
"dig" tool, instead.  I resisted that for a long time, being rather
accustomed to nslookup, but eventually switched over -- and they're

In particular, "dig hostname @nameserver +short" syntax (along with 
"dig -t ns domainname +short" to locate the authoritative nameservers,
first) gets to the bottom of many DNS nameservice issues quickly, and
helps distinguish between problems with the authoritative servers and
those with your local recursive-resolver ones.