Translates domain names to IP addresses. DNS stands for Domain Name System.

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Bypassing router's DNS settings not working

From researching around the web, I found out how you are able to bypass the DNS settings that are configured on the router by naming the DNS servers you want to use on your PC. Supposedly, the PC DNS ...
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dns forwarding for specific zone not working - bind

In bind we created specific zone and got set a forward options, but it fails to resolve. Details as follow, For mydomain.com dns working fine. but we use developer site called mydomain.com.dev we ...
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DNS with OpenVPN on a linux server with routing enabled

I am running a Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS headless server. Before I enabled routing, my AirPort Extreme was the router. At that point, DNS was not an issue. Ever since I stopped using the AirPort Extreme, and ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2: Domain shared NAS drives disappearing, reappearing

I have a Windows Server that runs Active Directory for a small Domain, and is connected to several NAS drives over LAN. For reasons unknown, the NAS drives sometimes appear in the "Network" field of ...
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Different Firefox behavior depending on DNS

Depending on the DNS server being used, when the user enters a single word into the Location Bar, sometimes Firefox will display "Did you mean to go to...?". Why does this only happen with certain ...
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Secure dnsmasq dns daemon with whitelist

I'm using dnsmasq on a server (bound to wan IP) and would like to add an acl/whitelist for ip ranges/ip address allowed to resolve dns using my server. I can't seem to find anything from Google, is ...
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Teredo DNS resolution issue when attempting Remote Assistance

I'm struggling to connect over the big-bad internet to another PC to provide Remote Assistance between two Windows 7 PCs. Easy connect was not available to either PC and an attempt at an emailed ...
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How To Access DNSSEC DNS Server 127.0.0.1 On Mac OS X Host, From VirtualBox Guest Windows XP?

How To Access DNSSEC DNS Server Listening On 127.0.0.1:53 On Mac OSX Host, From VirtualBox Guest VM Windows XP Prof 32-bit ? My host/physical computer machine is an Apple MacBook with Mac OS X ...
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Quirky Network Behavior

I have a situation where I have to support several remote sites, and one in particular is giving me fits. Some symptoms are: If I log the user out remotely, I lose connection to the network, even ...
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Apache serving default page on local subdomains (Chrome only)

I am running into a strange issue with XAMPP and Chrome. I have made several subdomains on localhost over the years (foo.localhost, bar.localhost, etc.) These have been working fine on all browsers ...
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DNS issue accessing localhost IP address in Chrome

In Internet Explorer and Firefox I can access the web server on my computer by either localhost or its IP address [::1] but in Chrome the IP address isn't working and gives me this error: The ...
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Specify DNS for Chrome [duplicate]

My work uses a locked down DNS to control web browsing. I get around this by specifying the DNS as 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. However, when doing so, I can't connect to my work email server. Is there a ...
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After getting new router, I intermittently lose DNS

I just switched from Comcast's rental modem/router to my own Motorola SURFboard modem/router SBG6580. Since then, I am unable to load webpages at unexpected intervals (could be minutes, could be ...
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Can I use my netgear router like a “mini” DNS server?

I have a netgear router and I want to host a local website on that wifi network. I want anybody connected from a laptop or mobile phone to be able to type "mylocalwebsite.com" in the web browser and ...
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Can ping by IP, and FQDN, but not hostname over SSL VPN

I am connecting to a server at another location, I cannot access network shares by hostname (\server\share). I decided to ping the server to see if I could reach it, no luck. Pinged by IP and got a ...
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Is there a maxium number of hostname aliases per line in a Windows hosts file?

I have a hosts file on Windows 7 that has an IP address followed by 10 different hostname aliases. I can ping the first nine, but if I try to ping the tenth, I get Ping request could not find host ...
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Steam constantly timeouts

Surface Pro 3 i5 4GB RAM, Windows 8.1 I cannot update steam or any installed games. They all download very slowly (<10kb/s) and then fail and reset. Attached is the log from the C:\Program Files ...
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Use a specific subdomain with ZNC

I recently installed ZNC on a Fedora 22 VPS I'm renting for educational purposes to try to strengthen my Linux skills and knowledge. One thing I am trying to do is set up a small IRC bouncer on this ...
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Why does “nslookup com” returns this IP?

I'm learning about DNS, so out of curiosity I typed: nslookup com And this is the output: Server: 192.168.1.1 Address: 192.168.1.1#53 Non-authoritative answer: Name: com.domain.name ...
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A group of 10+ Windows 7 machines randomly unable to resolve domain names

Over the past month a group of Windows 7 machines have randomly lost the ability to resolve a domain name. Pinging the DNS address works just fine. It seems to be one or two machines at a time which ...
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Limited connection with Windows 8.1

My PC is running Windows 8.1 Pro. I'd been having problems for a while with my wireless network at home, so i decided to buy a new router. The router is the DSL-N55U from Asus. This router was ...
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Connecting two home routers and change to IP addresses

Netgear Cable Modem Router Connected to Internet IP 192.168.0.1 DHCP is ON D-Link Router This is my wireless router IP 192.168.100.0 DHCO is OFF I want to use the D-Link router as my primary router ...
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CNAME on root when all other records are deleted?

I have multiple domains that should point to the same server. I would prefer to use CNAME settings for the root domain. Now I read that this is not a good idea, because MX records cannot be handled ...
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Mapping sub-domain in Digital Ocean

I am trying to map ugc.domain.com to domain.com/ugc on my website which is hosted on Digital Ocean. What I've tried: Clicked CNAME in the Digital Ocean Domains panel Name: ugc Hostname: ...
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configure dns host records for https without subdomain

http://example.com resolves to my web host properly - Azure. https://www.example.com resolves to my web host as expected. https://example.com is unexpectedly resolving to my domain registrar DNS ...
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Firefox sporadically loses ability to perform DNS lookups

I've scoured the web for several days now, essentially every single time I encounter this. I hope someone here knows a solution to this. Facts I'm using the latest stable release of Firefox at the ...
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DNS server failure issue. Is it forward zone?

The problem is the following: I am using Windows 2012 server as my DNS server. I have a default gateway ( 192.168.1.1 ) and the DNS server set up (on 192.168.1.200 ). My default gateway is also my ...
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DNS resolution takes too long

[Reposting here because it was deemed off-topic at Stackoverflow] This is regarding a home internet connection via a cable modem. All of a sudden Chrome takes ages to render a page. Whenever I type ...
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OpenVPN DNS not working on windows domain computer

The connection is established and I can ping out fine. However nslookup fails. nslookup bbc.co.uk Server: google-public-dns-a.google.com Address: 8.8.8.8 Non-authoritative answer: Name: ...
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Windows 7 - Can't access UNC Shares but can Ping and RDP

I have an odd problem with one machine out of 90. Win 7 x64 SP1, working fine previously. Joined to domain and able to access mapped drives on file server. This morning, user has IP from DHCP ...
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hostname lookup with ping -a randomly doesn't work

on my network I'm trying to find the hostnames for all my machines to have a better chance of physically finding the machines in question, and I'm having a puzzling issue. When I ping -a the IP ...
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Computer cannot access webserver which changed IP

Our website changed server last week. The hosting company changed the DNS entry so that our domain-name.com and www.domain-name.com point to the new server. It works perfectly fine on all but one ...
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Domain name gets resolved but fails to load, how to trace?

I have a web domain, www.domain.com, when I do ping or nslookup with my internal DNS, it gets resolved, but when I go to the browser, it says Resolving host.... then DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN The ...
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What does this warning mean - WARNING: No NSS support for mDNS detected

I have Linux machines that get the data from LDAP Each user that logs into the Linux machine will authenticate via the LDAP , and will access the machine if login name and password are correct The ...
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can I add a hostname that is reachable everywhere?

i'd like to assign a hostname to our database server that is reachable from both outside and inside the building. Let's say we own a domain at godaddy: ddd.com i'd like our staff to reach the ...
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Wireless bridge DNS issues

I just moved into a new place, and now use Comcast's Cisco 105+ as a cable modem/wifi gateway. I've set up my Buffalo WZR-300HP (DD_WRT v24 SP2) as a wireless bridge, using the "Client Bridge ...
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HTTP on localhost not working with DNS A-record and port forward (ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE)

I have a Jenkins server on my local machine that I publish to the outside world through a DNS A record (ci.alanif.se:8080) with my ISP and port forwarding through two routers. This works perfectly ...
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Internal DNS-server to override certain lookups

I have a few different servers at home. Some are exposed to the outside, and I have setup a domain for my home stuff. Let's say this is myhome.mydomain.com. I have also setup a wildcard DNS ...
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Mailenable and MX record on Windows Server 2012

I have a dedicated windows server that used to host multiple domains. All domains and their web apps works fine and accessible. I'm able to send emails from the applications (using the native PHP mail ...
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Setting up a webhosting at home with own domain

FIRST OFF ALL: I understand that hosting sites from home is a terrible idea, but the point is that I have to test some sites with a very custom apache/php setup so I don't want to spend money renting ...
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Does DNS lookup change depending on the part of the site being requested?

DNS requests to different subdomains can be different. For example, example.com and subdomain.example.com can return different IP addresses. Does this logic extend to the parts of the domain after ...
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Two PCs through one WiFi bridge, cannot be on simultaneously

I recently purchased a TP-link WiFi extender, which I mostly use as a WiFi bridge for the wired devices in my bedroom since the other solutions I tried (such as homeplugs) simply weren't appropriate ...
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Loading a website using IP

As per my understanding DNS is used for resolving domain names into IP addresses. I am using Ubuntu. I did following. nslookup facebook.com gave me the IP of the website. I blocked DNS using firewall. ...
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Connection slow but speed fast when connected

I am experiencing an interesting type of slow connection buildup and would like to ask people more up to the topic on any ideas what could cause this and how to troubleshoot it. (On my background, I ...
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Trouble resolving hostnames with arp -a

I'm trying to lookup hostnames of computers on the same network as me. Sometimes when I use arp -a I get a question mark (?) for the hostname. I've tried using nslookup xx.xx.xx.xx and host ...
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Setup different DNS for each SSID (dd-wrt)

I'd like to set up a different DNS for each SSID. As far as I've gotten is creating virtual SSID in the DDWRT GUI. What I should do next?
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Consul server is not elected leader, leads to non-functioning DNS

I made the IP-address explicit to which consul should bind, now the DNS is not working at all, meaning I get a response, but only [root@slave ~]# dig @127.0.0.1 -p 8600 ...
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Using consul's DNS interface within docker containers

I've got a consul agent running on my host machine, and a couple of services running inside docker containers. I'm using 'gliderlabs/registrator' to discover these services and register them with the ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu - How to make VirtualBox use host's internet

Host: Windows7 Guest: Ubuntu via Virtualbox So I have a proxy on my host because it's a computer at work. However, based on the .pac file that IE has listed, I THINK it requires specific origins for ...
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Setting more than one backup DNS server on windows

I want to add more than one backup DNS server (more than 2 total) on windows, but there doesn't seem to be a way to do this with the UI. Can I do it through the registry or powershell or something?