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Perform DNS Lookups with the host command

Perform DNS Lookups with the host command | The dig command is commonly used to make DNS queries. However, a much overlooked command is the host command. Here are some quick tips for a useful tool to add to your bag of tricks or to impress your friends. The syntax is: $ host [domain.com] When run with no options, a simple quick summary

How to Check Mail Server for SMTP Over TLS

How to Check Mail Server for SMTP Over TLS | Q. How can I check a server for SMTP over TLS? It is possible to have an SMTP connection use TLS from the sending server to the receiving server to add a pinch of security. Many banks and other security-minded corporations require this to send and receive email. To check the TLS capability of an

DNS How-To for Google Apps Users

DNS How-To for Google Apps Users | Google Apps of course is awesome email, docs, calender and such for organizations or individuals. To further take advantage of Google Apps for your organization, it is possible to input additional DNS records. In doing this, mail.yourdomain.com goes to your google apps mail, as well as others: calendar.yourdomain.com – your google apps calendar docs.yourdomain.com