nslookup set timeout

Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Changes the initial number of seconds to wait for a reply to a lookup request. If a reply isn't received within the specified amount of time, the time-out period is doubled, and the request is resent. Use the nslookup set retry command to determine the number of times to try to send the request.

Syntax

set timeout=<number>

Parameters

Parameter Description
<number> Specifies the number of seconds to wait for a reply. The default number of seconds to wait is 5.
/? Displays help at the command prompt.
/help Displays help at the command prompt.

Examples

To set the timeout for getting a response to 2 seconds:

set timeout=2

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