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# 1  
Old 01-15-2009
Which lookup tool query both hosts and DNS server?

As i understand, host/nslookup/dig only query DNS server to resolve name to ip.

ping can query both, but it seems if ping is blocked, ping won't return IP.

traceroute can query both, but i am not able to test if traceroute is blocked, What is the result?

Neither ping/traceroute is decent tool to do the job,any other ideas?
# 2  
Old 01-16-2009
Neither ping nor traceroute query the host you're trying to reach, they too use DNS to resolve the name to an IP.
# 3  
Old 01-16-2009
Try this:
#! /usr/bin/perl

printf "%s\n", @ARGV[0];
($name, $aliases, $addrtype, $length, @addrs) = gethostbyname(@ARGV[0]);
foreach $addr (@addrs) {
        ($b1,$b2,$b3,$b4) = unpack('C4',$addr);
        printf "%d.%d.%d.%d \n", $b1,$b2,$b3,$b4;
exit 0;

# 4  
Old 01-20-2009
getent hosts [hostname]

This will query whatever name resolution you have configured in /etc/nsswitch.conf. ie:

getent hosts mybox

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