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DNS testing

What is the best way to test a DNS server to make sure it is working correctly? I been using nslookup.




> server www.google.com
Server:  www.google.com
Addresses:  74.125.194.105, 74.125.194.104, 74.125.194.99, 74.125.194.103
          74.125.194.106, 74.125.194.147

DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
*** Request to www.google.com timed-out

I been using this command and it pulls back the info but gives me a timed out message at the end. Is this right?
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Thomas N
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Thomas N
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
when you use the server command in nslookup, it means you are changing the current dns server to the one specified.  www.google.com is not a dns server which is why there is a timeout

if you just type www.google.com it will resolve (assuming your configured dns server is reachable)

type ? in nslookup for a complete list of commands
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