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Using dig and whois on Windows 10

Another two reasons to run Ubuntu Bash on Windows 10 as a corporate webmaster are the availability of the commands dig and whois.

DNS queries using dig

Open your BASH Ubuntu prompt in Windows 10 and use the command dig. Example:
johan@NLAALPC03:~$ dig any

; <<>> DiG 9.9.5-3ubuntu0.10-Ubuntu <<>> any
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 65225
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 6, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 2

; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 4000
;                   IN      ANY

;; ANSWER SECTION:            11547   IN      A            11552   IN      NS            11552   IN      NS            11552   IN      NS            14400   IN      SOA 2016091401 86400 7200 2000000 14400            14400   IN      MX      10

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:         4302    IN      A

;; Query time: 87 msec
;; WHEN: Wed Dec 07 14:51:45 STD 2016
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 213

Retrieve domain information using whois.

Just open your BASH Ubuntu prompt and use the command whois. Example:
johan@NLAALPC03:~$ whois

* Please note that the following result could be a subgroup of      *
* the data contained in the database.                               *
*                                                                   *
* Additional information can be visualized at:                      *
*                         *

Status:             ok
Created:            2002-09-12 00:00:00
Last Update:        2016-09-28 00:41:58
Expire Date:        2017-09-12

  Organization:     Van Soest Johan

Admin Contact
  Name:             Van Soest Johan
  Organization:     Van Soest Johan

Technical Contacts
  Name:             Alicom Domain Registration Staff
  Organization: srl
  Address:          Via Pietro Nenni 294
                    San Giovanni Teatino
  Created:          2012-06-28 11:02:06
  Last Update:      2016-01-12 17:02:52

  Organization:     Aruba Business s.r.l.
  Name:             WIDE-REG


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