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

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WMIC Fails When Connecting to Computer with Multiple IP Addresses

I am trying to run a restart script against a list of computers, where it uses WMIC to see if users are logged in: WMIC /NODE: "workstation_name" COMPUTERSYSTEM GET USERNAME and then use psshutdown if ...
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Strange behavior on home internet

We recently had a new modem sent to us from our ISP (Armstrong). We hooked it up and tested it out and bam! We had double, almost triple the internet speed we had previously. As you could imagine, I ...
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Mail server Dns configuration

this is my question: I'm italian, i'have a local mail server and my new adsl company block 110 and 25 ports !!! I routed blocked ports from a VPS to my server by a VPN trunk without problems, but i ...
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VPN malfunction related to Antivirus

I'm running Win 7. I use TorGuard VPN. I'm connected through a wired LAN. My connection is High Speed cable and works fine. My VPN connection is normally good - maybe a second or two slower than ...
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Can I use 2 Different Cloudflare Account to handle 1 domain

I handle a website for client. The domain has configured with a cloudflare account, owned by my client. I want to add some DNS records but with my cloudflare account. Then I ask my client to add my ...
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How to setup private network in addition to local area connection?

I want to install Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2008 R2. I found this nice tutorial here. The problem is that in the first step, it says to change/configure the IP address of ...
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Do DNS blacklists generally block entire IP C-nets?

My college just floated me a horror story regarding mail servers and DNS blacklists. (We maintain the mail servers for our company and its customers.) He said that DNS blacklists (like e.g. SORBS and ...
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Can't point Dreamhost DNS to Amazon EC2 instance

I first created a hosted zone on Amazon Route 53, and the config is as follow: example.com A 52.xx.xxx.xx example.com NS (already given) example.com SOA (already given) www.example.com CNAME ...
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If I enter an IP for a website rather than the string form, does my local DNS server understand this and will I bypass the DNS process? [duplicate]

This is purely out of curiosity. But if I were to type in the IP of a website, would the request still go through the forward lookup process? If not, at what point and by which step is it realized ...
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DNS and Registrar

If I set up a DNS server at let's say my house, like with a Windows server. Would I be able to get a .com domain that will work with my games like Minecraft or TF2? Or do I still have to pay for a ...
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Can a domain registrar update google's dns server?

I'm trying to host a small webserver, for personal use, from my computer.. My cheapy domain registrar allows me to specify a DNS, so was wondering if it's possible to specify google's DNS? Or does ...
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internet has been intermittently cutting off

So since last week, my internet has been intermittently cutting off. And it wouldn't completely cut off, rather all SSL sites would give me SSL errors, and everything else just wouldn't work. I ...
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Severe internet problems

i have been having a lot of problems with my internet, the internet is by cable, and i using a motorola modem with a NETGEAR wireless router, the speed that i have is 10mbps. First, my internet ...
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Cannot connect via RDP from one remote computer but can from another remote

I want to connect to my desktop computer from my notebook when I'm at church, but I cannot. Then, from the church, I connect to other remote computer at work, and from it, remotely, I successfully ...
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DNSUnlocker ads in Firefox

I'm getting bombarded with ads in my browser "Brought to you by DNSUnlocker". This seems to only be effecting one site, and only in Firefox. The site however is a local development version of a site ...
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How to automatically register IIS service into DNS [migrated]

I would like to have IIS service running with identical content on two Windows 2012 servers. Servers are only accessible from the intranet. The goal is that if service is running its name (FQDN) can ...
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How to check if my ISP is changing in any way a request to Google's DNS?

The problem is that superuser.com, stackexchange.com and many other sites didn't work. When I was debugging the problem, I tried nslookup: user@host:~$ nslookup superuser.com 8.8.8.8 Server: ...
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How to load the new website IP in Windows?

I'm trying to access a website but I can not make my computer or router to recognize the new IP address. Previously, it took little time for this to happen but lately I'm waiting up to 24 hours. How ...
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Why blocking sites in OpenDNS does not work?

So, I have Asus WIFI router, which uses 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 DNS servers. My devices have 192.168.1.1 DNS server. I added some sites in https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/. ...
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OpenWRT Chaos Calmer 15.05 DNS forwarding, custom DNS Server, DHCP option - nothing works

Okay, so essentially I'm trying to only forward one very specific address over one of those geo unblock dns proxy services. Namely Pandora.com. Don't judge, I like their raido stations better than ...
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Lookup correct, yet no ping

I have setup a local raspberry pi to be a DNS server for the office. It worked (almost) perfectly, until we moved down a floor in the office. The firewall and setup for the network is exactly the ...
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Dynamically resolve hostname to multiple, prioritized IPs

I have a linux server connected to a VPN. At home, I use the same VPN on my laptop, while connected to the server directly through a wireless router. To do this, I have two entries in my /etc/hosts ...
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Weird Internet Connection Issue

I'm experiencing internet issues all day with the following details: Skype works but can't log in (login probably requires dns). RDP connection to a server worked normally, but pinging my public ip ...
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Windows 7 svchost.exe publisher changing

I use GlassWire network monitor, and i saw some time ago that my svchost process is change his publisher and signification, and this can happend couple times per day. But when I change my DNS settings ...
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Site can't be Reached

I was just working hard on my Wordpress website. Its URL is http://blogani.com/ I logged off for days to do some work at home, and I leave to work on my website. After 2 or 3 days when I come to ...
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Windows 7 DNS lookups failing and fixing themselves

I have one user who is sporadically unable to complete internal DNS queries and the problem fixes itself within 2-10 minutes and this problem has been lingering on for a couple months. I haven't been ...
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why function “host” gives different results when using IP instead of domain name?

I'm learning DNS, and when using the "host" bash function on Kali, i get different results according that i give the IP adress or its domain name equivalent: host -t ns axis.com => ...
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UDP fails horribly after waking from sleep (and maybe without sleep too)

We've got a PC running Windows 7 Home Premium that fails in a rather odd way after waking from sleep (and possibly other times as well, we haven't been keeping detailed records). The most obvious ...
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Open VPN Android/IOS client does not route traffic

I have open vpn server running on a raspberrypi with debian jessie. And it works fine with the open vpn client for windows. But the same ovpn file configuration that works for windows 7 does not seem ...
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Can't open non-https sites. Connection timeout error in browser

Connecting to any http site results into - This site can’t be reached mangapanda.com took too long to respond. ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT HTTPS links work fine. OS - Windows 8 ...
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How to bypass proxy from intranet

I work in company branch and my company don't have internet acces, They just use intranet. lately we know than we can surf with proxy setting in our browser, use main company IP and user password too. ...
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Configuring DNS to resolve root remotely and subdomain locally

Let's say I own the domain example.com, and have a website hosted on an external server at http://example.com, which is also accessible from http://www.example.com. I want to run my local OwnCloud ...
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Bypass ISP DNS hijacking with OpenWRT DNSMasq

So my ISP is blocking some site left and right, changing the DNS manually is not working due to Transparent DNS Proxy. The workaround is possible by installing DNSCrypt in my computer, however not ...
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DNS reverse resolution

I'm learning DNS and I have a question about reverse resolution. On Wikipedia french version it's said that if client A has 192.168.0.0/25 and client B has 192.168.0.128/25 then to resolve an IP from ...
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How do I disable a router-assigned IPv6 DNS server?

I am using dnsmasq on a network as a DHCP and DNS server. The DNS service is required in order to resolve names of hosts internal to the network. However, when interfaces supporting IPv6 configure ...
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dns behavior on home network

I set up bind on 192.168.0.1 machine. Also, I have subscribed to a domain service, so I use mydomain.net (sanitized name) for the FQDN in my home network. When I do an $ nslookup "name of ...
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Are name server's data public, and how to retrieve them if they are?

Knowing the IP of a name server, is it possible to retrieve the "associations" that this server does between numerical IPs and domain names? For example, a name server who would manage the domain ...
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Linksys WRT1900AC custom domain routing

Can I configured on the router so that domain-abc.com maps to a designated public IP? Currently I can do it by configuring /etc/hosts to map the domain to any public IP on my workstation. However, I ...
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Netgear router DNS issues, config page inaccessible

I have a netgear WNDR4500v2 router, which for the last several months has been having strange DNS-related(?) issues. For several months, routerlogin.net and http://192.168.1.1 (the current gateway) ...
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Not able to block some websites using /etc/hosts

I want to block social media websites on my computer so that I can avoid distractions and work in peace. One solution I came across was to modify the /etc/hosts file to point to localhost, so I tried ...
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Certain site is getting redirected to another page

My ISP is known for their intrusive behavior. Let's say warheat1990.com is a porn/gambling site with IP address 77.77.77.77 (my ISP will block these site). When I open warheat1990.com from my ...
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Is my router infected? DNS settings affected

I see that when I browse on my mobile devices (phones, tablets) in my network, the browser gets redirected to malware/adware that says my device is damaged and I should repair it, install some ...
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Website on Server A and Mails on Server B?

Lets assume i do have a domainname called BUGGLES.COM on SERVER A. I want to host the website for that domain on SERVER A but everything realted to emails should be on SERVER B. I want to be able to ...
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Samba4 + Kerberos + BIND9 + winbind on Ubuntu 14.04

i have trouble to setup samba4 kerberos and bind9 to work as DC (all services are installed on one machine). i have post my cfg files after next paragraph. The problems is if i try to run smbclient ...
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linux redhat why resolve.conf is change

I have a very strange issue in my linux machine - redhat 6.7 version when I update my resolve.conf file as the following: options attempts:2 options timeout:1 search usa.Pe.corp ...
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Force TP Link router DNS traffic through port 53

I have recently purchased a TP-Link Archer C5 wireless router and am administering the home WiFi network. There are quite a few kids who use this network and my aim is to block any of the pornographic ...
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Bypass DNS hijacking (Transparent DNS Proxy) with DNSMasq

So my ISP is blocking some site left and right, changing the DNS manually is not working due to Transparent DNS Proxy. The workaround is possible by installing DNSCrypt in my computer, however not ...
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Is a primary DNS faster then the secondary DNS of one provider?

Is a primary DNS faster then the secondary DNS of one provider? Specifically google 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. Most people set 8.8.8.8 as primary therefore its load is higher than the secondaries. Do I ...
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Shorten DDNS name in /etc/hosts or similar

I have Dyanamic IP, therefore I'm using No-IP with a DDNS name. However it is quite long. The hosts file /etc/hosts uses the format: {ip.add.re.ss} {host-name.here} but, and I have a DDNS ...
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How can i create a nameserver?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and i want to create a DNS nameservers. So i have created two sub-domains with A record to my IP. Example: dns1.example.com and dns2.example.com with both poiting to one and ...