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linux 101  to a UNIX or Linux machine with the host program installed, you can do some DNS lookups at the command prompt. Here are some examples: #. . . Look up the A record of www.sun.com $ host www.sun.com www.sun.com has address 72.5.124.61 #. . . Lookup up the MX records of sun.com $ host -t mx sun.com sun.com mail is handled by 5 btmx4.sun.com. sun.com mail is handled by 5 btmx6.sun.com. sun.com mail is handled by 20 mx3.sun.com. sun.com mail is handled by 20 mx4.sun.com. #. . .Do a reverse-lookup on

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Open Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report

The model of IT services for Free and Open Source software (FOSS) helps identify the characteristics clients require from consultants, integrators, resellers, etc. to develop, support, migrate, and implement enterprise solutions or services that are based on, or are themselves, FOSS. In addition, it supports standard criteria important to enterprise Linux rollouts or migrations. 

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