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

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How to check for malicious DNS records?

A router under my control has been compromised, and the attacker has changed the router's primary DNS server to one that I haven't seen before, and it does not belong to any ISP's. I'm guessing this ...
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Configuring MX using your own DNS

I'm running my own public DNS server and now working towards creating my own mail server for the domain. I have added the mx record into DNS as mx1.example.com. However, mx1 obviously doesn't point ...
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Internet connection not working

This problem is not really related to programming, but to my computer. As of this moment I'm writing from my mobile phone. Not because I want to, but because I'm forced to. Maily because I have no ...
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Ubuntu only resolves DNS when the router's IP address is present in the DNS servers list

When I use DNS servers other than my router's IP address, Ubuntu or any other application (web browser) fails to resolve host names. I have added Google's DNS servers (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) using ...
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SRV record for service on Azure VM

I am pretty new to DNS and the like and am a bit stuck. I have an XMPP server that is hosted on an Azure VM. I need to add an SRV record so that the clients and resolve the hostname from the JID but ...
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Mac unable to browse to any websites hosted at a single IP

I am unable to browse to any websites that are hosted on a single IP address - a reseller web hosting account that I manage, with a number of websites on it. This occurs in all browsers. Other ...
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No IPv4 DNS Server showing in my connection status?

How do I connect to a broadband when there is no IPv4 DNS Server showing in my connection status?
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Anyway to make OpenVPN's DNS entry the last priority?

I'm connecting from school to home. I have OpenVPN set so that only home network connections go through the VPN; it is NOT set to send all traffic through the VPN. And I would prefer to keep it that ...
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A record pointed to an external ip + virtualhosts

Good morning, I have 2 servers (#1 and #2) My domain name is pointed to #1 and there in the DNS zone I pointed the "A record" to #2 IP address, (with this setup I can have mails on #1 and website on ...
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Unable to open a single website [on hold]

I'm unable to open one particular website on my PC. Weirdest part is that the website is up and accessible from my mobile which is connected to the same network. I'm even able to ping the website from ...
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Internet drops - two routers handing out IP addresses?

My apartment block of 14 apartments share one fiber-optic internect connection. However, I've been having trouble setting up my wifi. I have two routers. 1) A D-link. This works out of the box, but ...
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IP not resolving to Domain Name

I'm using Apache as a web server, but can't get the IP of a subdomain to resolve to the domain name. My config is as below: /etc/hosts 127.0.1.1 store store 127.0.0.1 localhost ...
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Using a VPN provider thoughts about security

If i use an a VPN provider that offers Open VPN would i still have to worry about my DNS requests possilby getting messed with and that i am getting forwarded to a malware hosting site or is this ...
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White Label nameservers running WHM/Cpanel DNS only with hostname alias

Our company has it's own dedicated nameservers running cPanel/WHM DNS Only, which are using the hostname ns1.ourcompany.com ns2.ourcompany.com and so forth. One of our clients is a reseller and ...
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StealRAT on unbuntu server, IP blocked by CBL. Can't work out how to remove [duplicate]

I noticed my mail.log was 4gb in size so I opened it up and it has 12 million lines similar or the same as this: Jul 19 06:53:04 dglcreative postfix/smtp[17863]: 8DAE81267C7: ...
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Wrong dns suffix is appended

I use Win7 inside a vpn, and my organization have a few dns suffixes that are used: a.myorg b.myorg c.myorg and I'm using the server server.c.myorg. And some of the time when I do ping server, the ...
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How do I simulate a DNS server returning a SERVFAIL in response to a A query?

Goal When an A query returns an NXDOMAIN response, my java app throws an UnknownHostException. I would like to know if a SERVFAIL response from DNS servers caused java to throw this error as well. ...
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nslookup can't find server

My Linux host name is Jenkins, but why it can't find it? admin@Jenkins:~$ nslookup Jenkins Server: 8.8.8.8 Address: 8.8.8.8#53 ** server can't find Jenkins: NXDOMAIN I googled ...
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How to check if the server I'm connecting to is owned by Google?

On my home machine, google.com resolves to 46.134.200.108 (public100460.xdsl.centertel.pl). WHOIS for that IP indicates that it's owned by Orange, which happens to be my ISP. On my VPS, google.com ...
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Reroute direct DNS requests on OpenWRT

On my router with OpenWRT, I use dnsmasq for DNS poisoning to block ads. If the host is on the list, the router replies to the DNS request with 192.168.99.99, which only and always serves a 1x1 ...
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How to configure DNS servers manually on Ubuntu server via bash?

I still want to use DHCP to obtain IP4 and IP6 addresses. DHCP delivers DNS servers I want that the DNS servers from DHCP are ignored and two servers I specify manually are used instead. Must be done ...
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How can I find the name of an MSA server if all I have is the domain name?

Edit (it wasn't clear what I was asking): I wanted to send email to my Verizon address by submitting it from my home network to the Verizon MSA. So my question was: how can I find the name of an MSA ...
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How can I bypass dns for one hostname on one wifi network

I'm a complete beginner when it comes to network administration, and am trying to speed up a connection when possible. I have a service on my laptop configured to connect to my server over the ...
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DNS Search Suffix: Multiple domains, multiple DNS servers

I'm at work connected to workdomain.com I use a client VPN connection to connect to homelab.com Now if I ipconfig /all I get: Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ...
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Use my home's public DNS hostname and port forwards internally

On my home gateway/router, I have multiple services running on various ports (SSH, IP camera over HTTP, etc) exposed to the internet via port forwarding. I also use these services internally while on ...
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Where in the world is 206.132.169.217?

I'm guessing some sort of location registration (at least specifying the country) is required for any public numeric IP address and tried ARIN since I believe this router is in Seattle. ARIN only ...
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Stations taking too much time log in the field [closed]

Last week I'm having a lot of complaints that computers are taking too much time to log in the field. Another error that occurs is that machines that were recently that added to the domain can not ...
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Ubuntu can't connect to IPv4 sites, and some very odd network behavior

I'm on Ubuntu 15.04 with Chrome up to date. I've been having a strange problem recently. My internet connection is wireless broadcasted from DSL (AT&T U-Verse to be exact). Viewed with ifconfig, ...
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Why am I still getting blocked by OpenDNS?

My network is blocked by OpenDNS. I know I can manually edit the host file, but that doesn't help with Bittorrent. I've tried setting up my computer with Google's Public DNS, but when I test it ...
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Unsuccessfully ping or access server after VPN connected [closed]

I am new to this forum so nice to meet all of you. I am trying to set up a home lab for education purpose and i am kinda hit the wall. What i am having now is a single host (vmware), with 3 windows ...
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How do I fix my mac so that resolv.conf does not get overwritten by any VPN software?

I'm running Mac OSX Yosemite and am now having issues with my VPN since installing OpenVPN. I recently installed OpenVPN to connect to a new VPN setup. I have Junos Pulse to connect to another VPN as ...
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Custom DNS server. How they reach each other?

If I have a domain, say example.com at GoDaddy, and a dedicated server, say, 123.123.123.123. I created 2 records in my named server inside my dedicated machine telling to point ns1.example.com and ...
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OS X only picks up 1 of 3 DNS servers from DHCP on DD-WRT

I am running a DD-WRT router, and in the "Network Address Server Settings (DHCP)" section on the "Basic Setup" page, I have entered values for "Static DNS 1", "Static DNS 2", and "Static DNS 3". On ...
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Getting redirected to us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/errorhandler : How to change that?

If there is an error in an URL or the network is down my browser is always redirected to us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/errorhandler (possibly with a longer URL, but that is the base). I used to get ...
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List all entries (Machines and IP) in local DNS? Basically nslookup for all machines

I'm hoping someone can help. I'm struggling to work this out and hope that there is a simple way around it. I'm trying to get a list of all machines in a local DNS server. For the purposes of my ...
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Insert Hyperlink to an IP Address

I can open a browser (Chrome or Firefox or Internet Explorer) and enter an IP address in the Address bar, say: 134.170.185.46 and the browser will open the website (Microsoft.com) directly - ...
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DNS problems from command prompt

I can't get a network connection when using the command line for some reason, even though it used to work. I think it's a DNS problem because I can ping 8.8.8.8 but not google-public-dns-a.google.com: ...
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Network DNS Cache - Typical Update Time [duplicate]

I recently set up a new website, and attempted to access it before it was fully set up - resulting in a DNS error. Fast forward 24 hrs, the website is fully set up and accessible via my mobile and ...
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Strange occurrence with one specific website

A few people I know frequent a specific website. All of us have different ISPs. For some of us, it works perfectly normal. For others, the site will time out at least once every half hour. It will ...
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DNS Resolution Errors on New Active Directory (Server 2012 R2)

In advance I thank you for any help or advice you can provide as I am fairly new to the concepts and config of Active Directory and related roles like DNS, DHCP etc. I have recently set up a domain ...
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DNS not resolving using VLANs

I have a Server and Client on the same managed switch. Server is on port 18, trunked. The server has an IP of 10.0.10.101 on its default interface untagged. On the virtual interface, its tagged on ...
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Why does DNS Client not like long hosts files?

I've read that "running the DNS Client service in conjunction with a 'large' HOSTS file can cause it to put a 100% load on the CPU/core" (Wikipedia), but I haven't come across a clear explanation of ...
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Laptop is unable to load webpages in Chrome or IE, over WiFi or Ethernet. Can ping servers through Command Prompt, but only reliably by IP address

Yesterday, while at school, I downloaded and installed WAMP on my laptop, and this seems to have caused my computer to be unable to load any webpages. Before I knew about WAMP, I was partway ...
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DNS Client Service in Windows 7 Startup type switches to 'Disabled' after reboot

I was working on a clients computer yesterday and came across an interesting problem. I added a clients computer to the domain, did not have any issues with registering it at all. After a reboot I ...
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Host different pages all together [duplicate]

Let's say I have got 5 websites in the different hostings each. I want to create a page for each of them but host them all together under a subdomain of ONE hosting, For example. www.site1.com -> At ...
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2 servers and only one way traffic

This has me stumped... I've got an old war horse SBS 2003 server and a server that is a few months old running Server 2008 R2 (Don't ask me why they put 2008 on it when it's so new...). The 2003 ...
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static ip w two routers - comcast business modem - xbox networking issues

I am currently running netgear R6300V2 for home router w / a DHCP bridged CISCO RV042 as the statically assigned ip from comcast. Ive turned off Wi-fi on comcast router to avoid interference from my ...
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Cannot resolve host name on most applications, but ping and browser succeeded

I have a weird problem where my browsers and ping can successfully resolve hostnames as per normal, but most other applications (ssh, git, pip, and even yum) cannot resolve hostnames. What could be a ...
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Waiting for google.com

I'll be the first to admit I'm not an expert at administering a home network. I'm a software engineer by trade so my expertise lies in code operations, not networking or administration. I'm having an ...
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Using tcpdump to monitor Chromecast activity

Background: On my home setup, all traffic is routed through a single TP-link router which currently has OpenWRT intalled. I set up DNS ad blocking with a pixelserv setup, so all devices on my network ...