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Look up a Nameserver's IP Address — lookupnsip

This function obtains the IP address of a registered nameserver from the root nameservers.

Calling Functions

Using the XML API

To use the XML API to perform the lookupnsip function from within your custom script:

  • Append the /xml-api/lookupnsip function call name, plus the required variables (see below), to a URL which includes the address of your server.

  • For example, on a server whose hostname is example.com, you would include the following string in your script: https://example.com:2087/xml-api/lookupnsip

  • You need to be logged in with the proper permissions in order to call a function. See our document about Authenticating API Function Calls for more information about authenticating APIs from within a script.

  • You can also perform the function by entering the string in your web browser's address bar. This may be useful for testing the function call and viewing its output.

Using the JSON API

To use the JSON API to perform the lookupnsip function from within your custom script:

  • Append the /json-api/lookupnsip function call name, plus the required variables (see below), to a URL which includes the address of your server.

  • For example, on a server whose hostname is example.com, you would include the following string in your script: https://example.com:2087/json-api/lookupnsip

  • You need to be logged in with the proper permissions in order to call a function. See our document about Authenticating API Function Calls for more information about authenticating APIs from within a script.

  • You can also perform the function by entering the string in your web browser's address bar. This may be useful for testing the function call and viewing its output.

Variables

Input

The lookupnsip function takes the following required variable as input:
  • nameserver (string) — Hostname of the nameserver whose IP address you want to obtain. Example: ns1.example.com

Output

  • lookupnsip — Root-level XML tag for the output of the lookupnsip function.
    • ip (string) — IP address of the nameserver.

Examples

XML API

Calling https://example.com:2087/xml-api/lookupnsip?nameserver=ns1.example.com will produce output similar to:

<lookupnsip>
      <ip>127.0.0.1</ip>
</lookupnsip>

JSON API

Calling https://example.com:2087/json-api/lookupnsip?nameserver=ns1.example.com will produce output similar to:

{
   "ip":"127.0.0.1"
}

Topic revision: r5 - 29 Sep 2009 - 17:56:25 - MelanieSeibert