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Testing Tools

There are four main tools for testing and monitoring DNS that an administrator should be familiar with. They are your main weapons against any problem that may crop up with name resolution. ping needs no introduction, but the others might. They are ipconfig, nslookup, and dnscmd. All of these are run from the command-line.

ipconfig

Functionality has been added to the old ipconfig utility to make it more of a friend to DNS. In the same way that it was previously tied into DHCP, it is now integrated with DNS. Here are the newly added command-line switches:


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