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

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Weird phenomenon about my PC's primary & secondary DNS speed

I use DNS Jumper to test the speed of various DNS and this is the result: (A) Currently Using Primary: 203.144.207.29 (39 ms) Secondary: 8.8.4.4 (71 ms) (B) US Open DNS Primary: 208.67.220.220 ...
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Resetting gone wrong

I have reset my linksys router, and now my internet is horribly slow. please check details from command prompt below and tell me what's wrong. Thanks. Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] ...
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How to configure a 10. network in bind? (PTR)

I'm trying to configure a zone for a 10.0.1.0/24 network. I have rfc1918 zones defined, but then I commented out 10.in-addr.arpa network, since I'm neading it. I then configured a db.1.0.10 file ...
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How to know if your computer is hit by a dnschanger virus?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is on the final stage of its Operation Ghost Click, which strikes against the menace of the DNSChanger virus and trojan. Infected PCs running the ...
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how to clear Window DNS cache

My router reset and my ip address changed. DynDNS was updated with the new address automatically. But windows still pings the old address. How do I clear the DNS cache in Windows Vista?
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How can I store DNS cache in case the DNS server goes down?

I'm using OpenDNS's DNS servers. Today, it went down for half an hour. I'm wondering if I can store a cached copy of the DNS records of the websites that I visit often. Google Chrome does this ...
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ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED in Chrome on a single site

Our internet connection at the office went down for a bit yesterday, and now Chrome can't find youtube.com. I get the ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED error, even though the site loads perfectly fine in other ...
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How do I set DNS Servers on Raspberry Pi?

I want my Raspberry Pi to use OpenDNS to resolve domain names. How can I modify this setting?
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Access a Mac via hostname.local from a Windows PC

I'm the only Windows user at my workplace full of Macs. Of course, being the only person with a different setup, I'm often left to do my own IT troubleshooting. The issue I have is that everyone's ...
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DNS resolution Issue nslookup works, but web/ping doesn't

I've got a computer having DNS problems with one address only, "microsoftonline.com". Ping doesnt resolve IP but nslookup does correctly. It works from other machines. It is WinXP with no proxies I ...
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DNS lookup fails but nslookup works

I have DNS lookup problems on my internal network. I'm using an internal DNS server with the IP 192.168.1.254. If I use nslookup everything works like it should: >hawk:~ user$ nslookup ...
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DNS responding only to nslookup in Windows 7

I have an interesting DNS issue in AD (2008R2) which I can't find a way to debug. Mainly if from commandline I try ping <machinename> then I get the reply that the hostr isn't found. But when I ...
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Problem with Macbook air automatically not acquiring free wifi network dns or router address

I have this problem when my macbook air sometimes does not connect to free wifi hotspots. When the problem happens and I try to run the diagnostics, it normally gets to yellow network settings tab. It ...
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Windows 8 Chrome DNS issue

Sometimes when I want to visit random site I get "The server at www.something.here can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed" which looks pretty standard. When I go to ...
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How exactly does DNS work?

I'm learning pentesting from books. So far I thought I know about DNS but now I'm completely lost and confused. well, I know what happens when you enter domain name in your browser: Say, I've ...
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“dnsbackend unable to load module” error when configuring PowerDNS for Windows XP

I am in need of an easy to setup and free DNS server for Windows XP. I tried PowerDNS but am not able to use the bind back-end: When I put the following in the config file launch=bind I get error ...
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No internet through a web browser but Skype still works

We get our office broadband through a BT Business Broadband WiFi router. We have a mixture of macs and windows PC/laptops connecting to it at any one time. All devices are able to connect to the ...
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How to make Opera browser obey the etc/hosts file?

Current version of Opera browser doesn't obey etc/hosts file for domains outside the local network. It looks to me like it is using its own DNS resolver. For example if I create the following ...
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no internet while downloading torrents - seems dns related

I have a very peculiar problem regarding the internet connection while downloading torrents. Before you conclude that I should "reduce the # of half-open & user connections", let me say I have ...
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How do amazon EC2 instant's random DNS entry gets resolved

I am new to EC2 and please help me in understanding this better. When I created an EC2 instance it immediately got a name ec2-67-201-11-147.compute-1.amazonaws.com and I could dig them immediately. ...
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Malicious program changing my DNSs

Some weeks ago I started having problems with my internet connection, it was extremely slow and suddently some websites (specifically gmail, facebook, youtube and twitter) started failing to connect, ...
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How can I redirect a subdomain to an internal IP?

I have a FQDN let's say abc.com. with only one external IP and I use zoneedit.com ns servers. I have configured www as a CNAME of abc.com. The web server is setup with IIS on local computer. What I ...
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ad blocking host file, shared to all computers on local network

I currently update my local hosts file with advertising server domain names and direct them to nowhere. Well, almost nowhere. I point them to 127.0.0.1 and I don't have a web service running so it is ...
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Create a local DNS TLD for development

I do a lot of web dev, mainly RoR and PHP, I've got a VMs which holds my dev environments and handling multiple clients on them is a pain. With PHP you just create a subdir, but with RoR it's a little ...
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PHP/cURL/Fedora issues resolving hostname possibly a DNS problem?

I have the following simple test script for cURL/php on a FC12/apache server that has PHP 5.3.2, cURL v7.19.7 (according to phpinfo()): $ch = curl_init(); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, ...
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Where did this incorrect cached DNS lookup come from?

Somehow, I've been having a chronic issue where my computer will get an invalid DNS lookup in its cache for either of the two Exchange servers I use from Mail.app. My workplace runs one of the ...
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Connect to host by name using a Linksys wrt54g as my router and dhcp server

I have a Linksys WRT54G router at my house. How do I enable/perform connect-by-name on my network (like "kitchen" and "musicbox") on Windows XP, Linux (Ubuntu and CentOS), and Mac clients? Sometimes ...
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Bypassing Router's DNS Settings

Is there a way to bypass my ISP provided CPE/router's DNS settings? I'd like to use OpenDNS but I am unable to access the administrator acount of the CPE. I tried logging in using the default ...
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My external IP address appears to change automatically [duplicate]

I am trying to use the no-IP service to get a domain name for my dynamic ip address. I use some tools on line to detect my IP, and they tell me that my IP address is 88.207.251.1. So I bind this IP ...
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Overriding DNS in peer-peer fashion

I frequently have the problem that I am on a local network where DNS is done by routers I have no control over. I often want to send files or data between two of my devices on the same subnet, but ...
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DNSSEC- Client software

I'm interested in running DNSSEC, not sure how this works. Does DNSSEC need to be supported both on the client and server. I currently have DNSSEC on my domain hosting site and the VPS server but if ...
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For my own DNS server, “dig … @ip-address” works, but “dig … @domainname” does not

I've recently begun virtualizing servers - one of which is a DNS server running BIND 9 on Debian 7. My DHCP server correctly issues it as the primary DNS for the network, but I get the following ...
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Easy way to view a website at a different IP than associated with hostname?

Some background — WordPress is really annoying in terms of what hostname you access it from, which makes creating testing environments rather painful (That is, I could create a subdomain for staging, ...
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In OS X, how can I prepend 127.0.0.1 to the list of DNS servers obtained through DHCP?

I am trying to use dnsmasq to resolve certain known domains using its configuration, but let the rest of the requests go through to the normal DNS server assigned by DHCP. I cannot get this to work. ...
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Chromecast, Unblock-Us and Edimax BR-6478AC router

It seems that Google has hard coded the Google DNS into the Chromecast, thus making it pretty much useless for anyone outside the U.S. who wants to use it for Netflix and Hulu. I have the above ...
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Ping to dnsmasq's host resolvesto 127.0.0.1

I've just set up dnsmasq in my home lan for the first time. I got it as DHCP and DNS. Something strange is that when I ping DEV01 (which has dnsmasq) it resolves to 127.0.0.1 and I don't know why it ...
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Disable access to TCP/IP and DNS Network Settings on Windows 7

here's my question: i have a desktop pc Windows 7 powered with two accounts with administrative rights. One of those is used by my brother. I study abroad so i need to be able to connect to my ...
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DD-WRT DNS lookup failure

I'm trying to configure a new router (a Linksys WRT160Nv3) with DD-WRT. It seems that no matter what the settings, DNS lookups fail. I can't ping anything outside my network (I get an unknown host ...
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DNS: Forward domain to another host

I was hoping some expert on here could quickly answer my question. I don't know much about DNS, so bare with me. I have a domain that is hosted with XO Communications. I want to host that domain at ...
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Is there a way to specify more than two DNS servers?

In my "Local Area Connection Properties", under IP Version 4, I can specify an IP address (or get one automatically) and specify a preferred and alternate DNS server. Is there any way to set more ...
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Cannot Access Website First Time Through Router And Later It Seems To Forget Routing Table [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot Resolve Host Or Access Website Through Router Would be helpful to those who are willing to help with this one. I evaluated the problem and it is for computer ...
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Propagating Names for non-machine IP addresses in a home network

I have added two IP addresses in the network config of one of my PCs, and I'm using those IP addresses to host separate sites in IIS: I can browse those sites from around my network no problem by IP ...
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Bizarre DNS Issue

I've been having an intermittent issue recently on my MacBook Pro: every so often, I'll start getting bad DNS results. For example: I type in facebook.com, and another website loads up instead of ...
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Switching between DNS addresses easily

Sometimes I need to use preferred and alternate DNS server addresses, and sometimes I need Windows to obtain it automatically. The common approach to switch between those addresses is: Right click ...
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Both Public and Private DNS not working. How make it work properly without any conflict

I setup private network so I installed DHCP in one of my server. Now my public network DNS is not working. How can I setup DNS for private network with conflict the public network DNS? DHCP Setup. ...
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Apache Virtual Host loads slowly on Chrome and Firefox, not at all on Safari

I originally wrote a post here, which I now know is down to Safari/browsers or something. Basically, my Virtual Host, 5lines.dev, which is a WordPress Multisite, loads really slowly on Chrome and ...
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dnsmasq not working to point .local addresses to 127.0.0.1

I'd like to get .local addresses (such as test.local) to point to 127.0.0.1 but it isn't working. I'm on latest Ubuntu. In /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf I commented out dns=dnsmasq then did ...
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Mysql resolving 127.0.0.1 to hostname

I'm trying to connect to mysql using the command mysql -h 127.0.0.1 It comes up with the error ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'mydomain.com' (using password: NO) Why is ...
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How to connect a domain name to a host?

I have register a domain on internet like domain.com. I have a server on internet which have installed bind9 service on it. I have enter my name server on DNS tools on my provider domain name manager ...
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Block a Subdomain in Windows Firewall

Gamespy is ceasing its Master Server support for many games at the end of May, including Crysis 1, Wars, and 2. I have worked with Crysis 1 and Crysis Wars for a very long time, and now the entire ...