How to install nslookup, dig, host commands in Linux

This article will teach you how to install the dig and nslookup commands on Linux. These commands are used to troubleshoot networks and acquire information about domain names.

The bind-utils package includes the nslookup function. You will get an error when you attempt to nslookup any domain without bind-utils:

We know Nnslookup, Dig and host commands are not available on a freshly installed computer. As a result, we’ll have to install them manually on our servers. All of these commands are included in the bind-utils package. However, various operating systems have distinct package names.

I’ll be performing everything as the root user, but if you don’t have root access, you can install nslookup by adding sudo before each command.

By the way, installing Nsllokup on Linux is a rather simple procedure.

Sources for Ubuntu in my ubuntu list

root@serversupportz:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid main
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-updates main
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security main
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-updates universe

In Ubuntu systems it is “dnsutils”

root@serversupportz:~# apt-get update
root@serversupportz:~# apt-get install dnsutils -y

In RHEL/Centos it will be bind-utils

root@serversupportz:~# yum install bind-utils

Well done! now You are succesfully installed nslookup, dig, host commands in Linux

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