Changes the initial number of seconds to wait for a reply to a request.

For examples of how this command can be used, see Examples.


set timeout=<Number>


Parameter Description


Specifies the number of seconds to wait for a reply. The default number of seconds to wait is 5.

{help | ?}

Displays a short summary of nslookup subcommands.


  • When a reply to a request is not received within the specified time period, the time-out is doubled and the request is sent again. You can use the set retry command to control the number of retries.

Scripting <optional section>

<Here is where you discuss using the command within a script. You should also provide an FWLink to a specific page in the Script Center, if possible.>


<Here is where you put a detailed description of your example>:

This /is /the /example

<Here is where you put detailed descriptions of another example>:

This /is /a:"different" /example