Terminal is really powerful, I’m often looking up who owns a domain or what IP address a domain has or even it’s A/MX records that are all simple to do with the following commands.
Ping a domain to determine the IP address:
PING daveismyname.blog (22.214.171.124): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=0 ttl=57 time=11.713 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 time=10.418 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=2 ttl=57 time=10.302 ms
Press ctrl + c to stop the ping running.
Look up the whois information for a domain:
Find what A records a domain has:
host -t A daveismyname.com
Find what MX records a domain has:
host -t MX daveismyname.com
For the past 12 years, I’ve been developing applications for the web using mostly PHP. I do this for a living and love what I do as every day there is something new and exciting to learn.
In my spare time, the web development community is a big part of my life. Whether managing online programming groups and blogs or attending a conference, I find keeping involved helps me stay up to date. This is also my chance to give back to the community that helped me get started, a place I am proud to be apart of.
Besides programming I love spending time with friends and family and can often be found together going out catching the latest movie, staying in playing games on the sofa or planning a trip to someplace I’ve never been before.