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I am in my organization

can I use nslookup in my domain environment to query external domain's dns and mx record.

how should I use nslookup to query external hosts dns and mx records.
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by:Will Szymkowski
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You can in fact query external domains and MX records from your internal servers. Do the following below...

For MX Record Lookup
nslookup <press enter>
set type=mx <press enter>
domain.com <press enter>

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Forward DNS lookup

nslookup <press enter>
set type=A <press enter>
domain.com <press enter>

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Reverse DNS Lookup
nslookup <press enter>
set type=ptr
x.x.x.x <press enter>

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You can also reference the below link for further details
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997324%28v=exchg.65%29.aspx


Will.
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by:pramod1
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Can I use any workstation or any external workgroup PC to check or do I have to use server for checking external host
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Will Szymkowski earned 2000 total points
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You can use a workstation or server. It does not matter.

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