look up Unix server alias name


 
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look up Unix server alias name

Good morning everyone, does anyone know what Unix command to use to lookup a servers alias name, thanks
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nslookup will show an alias if there is one. But you have to know a valid server name to start with.
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Depends on where the alias(es) are held.
If the alias(es) are in a DNS , nslookup can be used to convert IP address to names providing that your DNS server is configured correctly and your administrator has not disabled reverse DNS lookup.

If the alias(es) are held in a /etc/hosts file nslookup should be able to look up the IP address and report all aliases.

The behaviour of nslookup is Operating System dependent.
Please post you Operating System and version in future posts.
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thanks for your help

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