It hasn’t been upgraded since the 90s

One of your internal company applications is configured to use the hostname “” to perform its processing. Which of these tools would be the best choice for determining the IP address of this server?

A) tracert

B) ping

C) nslookup

D) netstat

E) That application never really worked that well anyway

The answer: C) nslookup

Nslookup is used to determine the IP address of a hostname, or to reverse the process and find a hostname based on an IP address.

Want to know more? Watch “Network Troubleshooting Tools.”

There are many network troubleshooting tools available at the command line. In this video, you’ll learn how to use tools such as ping, tracert, nslookup, netstat, and many others.