The HINFO record type

The HINFO (host information) record type contains the CPU and operating system descriptions of a particular host.


Here, we query for HINFO records of the domain “”. The result is two strings, the first containing the CPU field, and the second containing the OS field.

$ dog HINFO
HINFO 1h00m00s   "some-kinda-cpu" "some-kinda-os"