As human beings, we’re accustomed to referring to web sites and file servers by name (i.e., www.google.com, www.microsoft.com, etc.). Of course, our computers must have an IP address to properly communicate to the rest of the world. What command line utility can be used to resolve an IP address from a host name?
The answer: D) NSLOOKUP
The name server lookup (NSLOOKUP) utility is used to query a domain name server to resolve an IP address from a name, or a name from an IP address.
The incorrect answers:
The IPCONFIG command provides TCP/IP configuration for network adapters.
TRACERT will trace the routing path through the network to a remote device.
The NETSTAT utility shows a status of TCP/IP connections to a device.
Want to know more? Watch “Troubleshooting Network Connections.”
When the network isn’t working, the organization isn’t working. In this video, we’ll show you some command line utilities that can help you find any problems that might be lurking in your network. We’ll demonstrate IPCONFIG, NSLOOKUP, PING, TRACERT, PATHPING, NBTSTAT, and NETSTAT. We’ll also give you some best practices for troubleshooting network interfaces, protocols, and firewalls.