Domain Name Service Client Services

The Domain Name Service (DNS) client augments the following commands to allow them to accept either IP addresses or host names.

The DNS client can resolve host names to both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. In addition, you can use the nslookup utility to return the IP address of a host name.

Use the following command to specify up to eight DNS servers for use by the DNS client:

configure dns-client add

Use the following command to specify a default domain for use when a host name is used without a domain.

configure dns-client default-domain

For example, if you specify the domain as the default domain, then a command such as ping accounting1 is taken as if it had been entered ping