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Hi can someone help me to understand what this NSLOOKUP command's output

[x]$ nslookup sample.abc.com
Server:         161.43.32.162
Address:        161.43.32.162#53<-- ???

Name:   sample.abc.com
Address: 161.43.30.72

In the address part one with arrow pointing question mark. What does the hash before 53 stands for?

Thanks in advance

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

The hash is a separator between the IP of the server that replied to your request, and the port it's service was running on.

You got your reply from the server 161.43.32.162 and it's DNS service was running on port 53. The # separates the two values.

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Thank you very much! –  dimas Feb 20 '13 at 6:43
    
welcome, to say thanks, please accept the answer with the according button –  mauro.stettler Feb 20 '13 at 6:47
    
np, just waiting for it to be 10mins... although it me long enough to press that button ;) –  dimas Feb 20 '13 at 7:32
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