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Wikipedia via DNS

January 6th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

I thought this was pretty cool

treguly@ns:~$ host -t txt foobar.wp.dg.cx
foobar.wp.dg.cx descriptive text "The term foobar is a common
placeholder name, also referred to as metasyntactic variable, used in
computer programming or computer-related documentation. In technology,
the word was probably originally propagated through system manuals by
Digital Equipmen" "t Corporation in 1960s and early 1970s. Another
possibility is that foobar evolved from electronics, as an inverted
foo... http://a.vu/w:Foobar"

Simple replace foobar with the search term of your choice.

The Author's page describing this is available here:
https://dgl.cx/wikipedia-dns

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  1. jcran
    January 19th, 2009 at 14:20 | #1

    clever little hack. good find!

  2. Cd-MaN
    January 19th, 2009 at 14:20 | #2

    The Windows equivalent of the command is: nslookup -querytype=TXT foobar.wp.dg.cx

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