is an Internet Domain Name Service (DNS) resolver.
By default it serves a file
that clients such as
write and read to retrieve network data associated with domain names and Internet addresses.
option specifies the network database that contains the local DNS data (default:
option specifies an alternative mount point for the network (default:
When Inferno is running hosted,
normally uses the host's own DNS resolver first (via
before searching the DNS itself; that way domain names can be
used in Inferno with minimal configuration.
from using the host data.
In the absence of local data, by default
consults the external DNS directly using some bootstrap data, but if
is specified and local resolvers are given in the configuration file,
will query them first for all addresses, before resorting to external DNS servers.
queries the given
for a translation of each
and prints the results, one per line.
prompts for something to find in the DNS, one per line on the standard input,
of the form:
is the label of something in the DNS, and
is one of its attributes from the list below:
- all data currently known locally for
- name for which
is an alias
- host and operating system type
- for an IP address when
is a domain name
- mail exchanger
- for a list of name servers
- for the domain name when
is an Internet address
for that name/attribute combination and prints the results, one per line.
is not given,
looks like a domain name,
if it looks like an Internet address.