[nSLUG] Static IP woes

Donald Teed donald.teed at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 14:17:54 ADT 2005

On 9/21/05, Jason Kenney <jason at ohm.ath.cx> wrote:
> No, you don't.
> My dsl router blocks all the pings, but I can still test if my dyndns is
> up to date:
> jason at skool ~ $ ping ohm.ath.cx <http://ohm.ath.cx>
> PING ohm.ath.cx <http://ohm.ath.cx> ( <>)
> 56(84) bytes of data.

Sometimes the lookup results can be from cached data, and if
you are tweaking a DNS server, you need fresh results
forced. You also want to eliminate other things being broken,
like routing, so yes - I prefer to see something return other than
just the DNS name resolution.

Personally, I don't think nslookup should be depreciated.
I'm not aware of any problems it has, and it seems more quick
to test with than dig.

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