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Re: dig utility in bind-utils-9.9.7-1 returns no output

Brian, Andre,

Thanks for the suggestions / info.

Examples below.  "No output" means that dig provided no reply or
diagnostic info to the Cygwin screen as can be seen below, even when
asking for the internal help text.

Dig was working fine until the last update, I've
uninstalled/reinstalled it, etc.  Most baffling issue I've seen with a
simple executable in awhile.

I'd expect some access problem to the DNS servers, except that the
native Windows nslookup utility works fine.

Tue Apr 14 12:26:27 pty2 >dig +trace

Tue Apr 14 12:26:31 pty2 >dig --help

Tue Apr 14 12:26:36 pty2 >dig -h

Tue Apr 14 12:25:18 pty2 >dig

Tue Apr 14 12:25:33 pty2 >/cygdrive/c/Windows/system32/nslookup.exe

Non-authoritative answer:

Addresses:  2607:f8b0:4005:803::200e

Below are some tries with the "host" utility.  "host" provides a help
screen, but no DNS info.

Tue Apr 14 12:33:25 pty2 >host

Tue Apr 14 12:33:37 pty2 >host

Tue Apr 14 12:33:41 pty2 >host --help
host: illegal option -- -
Usage: host [-aCdlriTwv] [-c class] [-N ndots] [-t type] [-W time]
            [-R number] [-m flag] hostname [server]
       -a is equivalent to -v -t ANY
       -c specifies query class for non-IN data
       -C compares SOA records on authoritative nameservers
       -d is equivalent to -v
       -l lists all hosts in a domain, using AXFR
       -i IP6.INT reverse lookups
       -N changes the number of dots allowed before root lookup is done
       -r disables recursive processing
       -R specifies number of retries for UDP packets
       -s a SERVFAIL response should stop query
       -t specifies the query type
       -T enables TCP/IP mode
       -v enables verbose output
       -w specifies to wait forever for a reply
       -W specifies how long to wait for a reply
       -4 use IPv4 query transport only
       -6 use IPv6 query transport only
       -m set memory debugging flag (trace|record|usage)
       -V print version number and exit


On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 4:54 AM, Andrey Repin <> wrote:
> Greetings, Keith Christian!
>>> nslookup returns normal output.
>>> An strace of dig shows nothing out of the ordinary.
>>> ls -l /bin/dig shows:
>>> -rwxr-xr-x 1 keith Domain Users 2202141 Mar 18 20:05 /bin/dig
>> Anyone have suggestions?  I've uninstalled and reinstalled bind-utils,
>> no improvement.
> Clarify "no output"? What you request, and what you get in return?
> I'm using dig regularly, and I see no change in the current version.
> --
> With best regards,
> Andrey Repin
> Tuesday, April 14, 2015 13:52:20
> Sorry for my terrible english...

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