Check DNS Lookup using Mac Terminal


If you want to do a DNS lookup using Mac Terminal, you can make use of the nslookup command.


nslookup - query Internet name servers interactively


Let's take a look at an example.

% nslookup code2care.org
Server:		192.168.0.1
Address:	192.168.0.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:	code2care.org
Address: 172.67.164.66
Name:	code2care.org
Address: 104.21.91.10

As you may see, code2care.org resolves to IP addresses (two DNS addresses) 172.67.164.66 and 104.21.91.10

 % nslookup google.com   
Server:		192.168.0.1
Address:	192.168.0.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:	google.com
Address: 172.217.174.78
DNS lookup example macOS Terminal

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on an M1 Mac running macOS Sonoma 14.0.

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Author: Rakesh
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