cygwin nslookup/dig problem

Cygwin’s nslookup and dig didn’t work for me. Annoying problem:

;; communications error: connection reset
$ nslookup www.dullsoft.com
;; communications error: connection reset

It turns out the answer is to make an /etc/resolv.conf file. Unfortunately it looks like you have to keep it up to date manually as you change networks – it can’t figure out windows’ nameservers by itself. But such is life. An empty /etc/resolv.conf file doesn’t help.

But at least nslookup now actually works on cygwin.

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