Online Quizzes

Whois, Dig, and Nslookup

    1. What type of informaiton does the whois tool provide?

    Resource Records
    Contact Information
    Status of Domain
    A records

    2. What flag is used to have the whois command query a different whois server?

    -s
    -t
    -v
    -h
    -a

    3. To gather information on who a block of IP's is registered to, which whois server should you query?

    whois.arin.net
    whois.networksolutions.com
    whois.verio.com
    whois.inww.com

    4. True or False : Dig can be used by itself to see if a domain is on hold.

    True False

    5. What are the statuses that dig will provide? (Choose all that apply)

    ONHOLD
    NOERROR
    SERVFAIL
    OK
    NXDOMAIN

    6. What flag do you use with dig to do a zone transfer

    xfr
    all
    zone
    any
    axfr

    7. By default, what type of query does nslookup do for a domain?

    ANY
    A
    MX
    NS
    SOA
    PTR

    8. To use nslookup to find the MX records for the domain altavista.com, what query would you use?

    nslookup altavista.com
    nslookup mx altavista.com
    nslookup -q=mx www.altavista.com
    nslookup -q=mx altavista.com

    9. In interactive mode, what does the ls -d command do?

    List all records for a domain
    Enables debugging
    List the domains that a name server is authoritative for
    Show the D records for a domain.

    10. Choose the correct option for the domain for 129.250.35.0/24.

    129.250.35.com
    129.250.35.in-addr.arpa
    35.250.129.com
    35.250.129.in-addr.arpa