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

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Servermigration - mail/dns

We have the following setup: Domain via namecheap Cloudflare Hostgator server (mail,webserver) Now we want to move to another server and we first want to make sure that everything works. I have WHM ...
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Loopback address set for facebook and youtube

I have Windows 7 laptop. I can not access facebook and youtube. It is a office laptop and Symantec Antivirus is installed with centralize management. If I ping both the site like : ping ...
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Assistance required - setting up Zentyal Gateway Server with Dual NIC

Can anyone help me set up my system? I have a PC on which I have installed Zentyal 3.4 to use as an infrastructure server for my office network and an internet gateway through my BT Homehub4. The PC ...
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Apache2 with two VirtualHost strange symptoms

I have two sites on an internal intranet: one is a Django based python site and the other is a wiki site. Internally I have created DNS entries for: midxnms01 wiki.midxnms01 mayan.midxnms01 All of ...
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Global DNS / host for home network [duplicate]

I'm in a situation where my Comcast cable modem will not resolve URLs hosted locally. Essentially, if I access my website from the same network, I cannot use www.mysite.com, but instead must use ...
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CNAME to shared IP on a cluster

I'm trying to set a CNAME record (www) at ISP-A to forward to a subdomain at ISP-B. the domain/website at ISP-A works flawlessly at ISP-A, the website at the subdomain at ISP-B works also good. but ...
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Domain name is not resolving (Can't find: No answer)

I'm having a domain yantdom.com It has valid whois information: Name Server: ns1.myownns.ru Name Server: ns2.myownns.ru And the nameserver it's stored on works fine: $nslookup ...
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openSUSE: Force to get DNS server from DHCP

I recently reinstalled my system with a opensuse 13.1 and of course nothing works as it was before... So I have a Wifi at home, which worked perfectly. Connecting to the Wifi at work works concerning ...
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Can using alternative DNS cause slower content downloads if I'm outside of the US? [closed]

I've read some articles and discussion threads on the web which suggest that if you like outside of the US, setting your DNS to one that isn't provided by your ISP might be a bad idea, because ...
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How do I check if my computer is using the Google Public DNS

I changed my router to use Google's public DNS. Now how do I ensure that my router is using Google Public DNS(8.8.8.8) to connect. How do I check what DNS server is being used to connect to the ...
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/etc/resolver forward lookup zones are not being included in name resolution

I'm trying to set up HypeDNS on Mac OS X 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion). It allows me to send all .hype domain names to another DNS address for lookup and resolution. I've been instructed to add the file ...
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Is there a dynamic DNS update utility packeged for Debian 7 (Wheezy)?

NoIP.com's free dynamic DNS service suggests installing an unpackaged Linux client on anything other than Ubuntu. Is there really no Debian package of a client (not necessarily theirs of course) which ...
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OSX 10.9.2 - Cant access some site on Wifi (namely github.com)

I started experiencing this issue a while ago, probably not too long after OSX 10.9.1 update (not sure about this but would make sense), while it was working just fine before. I basically cannot ...
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Is it me or my ISP?: Persistent 503 Service Unavailable Problems

For months now I keep getting 503s when I attempt to visit 3 websites. My ISP keeps trying to blame my computer and not its system. I have bought two modems in the past 15 months on the ISPs ...
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Web and DNS server just for the intranet - configuration

I have a web site set up in IIS, mysite.net, which I want to be accessible ONLY from within my local network. So it's supposed to be an intranet site. Now, the way the DNS server and the Web server ...
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Wireless Network Connectivity Issues happen randomly

I am experiencing connectivity issues pretty randomly on one of my laptops (other devices seem to be working fine). I've done some troubleshooting but so far, no definite answer to what's causing ...
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Why is whois data not available for some sites?

I am trying to check the whois details for a site uq.oz.au and not able to find any data. I have tried multiple whois engines. Could someone let me know why this is the case? Shouldn't registration ...
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Exchange 2003 & Godaddy Migration to Office 365

Here's a decent project I'm about to tackle, thought I'd double check with you folks. Here's the scenario... Existing AD DS with Exchange 2003. They decided to upgrade to Office 365 Exchange. ...
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Difference between DNS and /etc/hosts in name resolving during an HTTPS request

My question is: what is the difference between DNS and the static resolution method based on /etc/hosts in name resolving during an HTTPS connection? In order to connect to a site using https the ...
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VM DNS ISSUE with Host machine but not VM client

I am running Oracle VirtualBox VM. DNS works Fine on the host machine but once i start up a VM the Host losses ability to communicate with the DNS.The VM meanwhile has no connection issues. I have ...
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Simplest way to verify if a given string is a valid FQDN name?

I need to supply either '-name' or '-sname' when starting an Erlang VM depending on whether the given string is a fully qualified name (FQDN) or not. What would be the quickest and ...
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Best way to block websites with PowerDNS?

I'm working on a DNS filtering system for my household. I have a blacklist from MESD with a list of both IPs and domains, but am not sure how to block them with the blacklist. I thought about using ...
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Join Domain from VM

I have two VMs running on VMWare Player. I use NAT adapter settings. The host machine for VMs is running on corporate network. First VM has Domain controller running and I can log in on that machine ...
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Is it possible that after changing of DNS A record site is loaded from new IP, but scripts from old one?

Is it possible that after changing of DNS A record, site content is loaded from new IP, but scripts, css or images from old one? i.e. that web page is requested from single domain name, but loaded ...
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Debian never use router gateway address in resolv.conf

Debian never use router gateway address in resolv.conf How could I setup Debian to (never use router as Domain Name resolver)does not display the router gateway address (nameserver 192.168.1.1) in ...
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DNS Resolution in case of two network interfaces

I have a computer connected to one Ethernet card attached to my internal network and another one attached to USB Modem (3G), Both interfaces can reach Internet but my Ethernet network is behind a ...
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Why is 'ping' unable to resolve a name when 'nslookup' works fine?

On my Windows XP workstation, I can find the machine I want to connect to in DNS with nslookup: nslookup wolfman Server: dns.company.com Address: 192.168.1.38 Name: wolfman.company.com Address: ...
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Permission issue on some files on a NAS D-link DNS 325

I have some permission issue with folders on my NAS, and I have no idea how to get the reset permission for these files. I'm having a D-link DNS-325. My volume is mounted using afp, connected with a ...
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What would cause a computer to fail to make any high level network connections?

I thought it could not hurt to ask while I am having a slow work day. I have a computer that is running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. Originally I was going to do a repair install of the Windows ...
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Windows 2012 Domain Controller NETLOGON error

We have Sonicwall firewall user authentication System active since last two months. We have Windows 2012 Active directory server setup with around 1400 user account created. These accounts were ...
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Do simple home wifi routers have DNS capabilities?

I have a Medialink MWN-WAPR300N and I would like to add the name of my laptop to it so it can be accessed on the home network via the name and not just the IP. I need to do that because I am working ...
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Name resolution DNS Client Event, DNS servers not responding, with internet disconnects

I have a really small network in my house, with only three computers. Recently I've experienced my computer disconnecting from the internet for 3-5 seconds, and it only happens two or three times a ...
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Wordy IP for internal devices

Hi I would like to have a ip to connect to devices on my network at home, however I don't want to have to remember lots of numbers instead I would like to have address that uses words. For example I ...
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Editing DNS IP on Current network

I have on our network a Linux intranet box that we had to move to another location, this is on a server 2008 Domain Controlled net. My predecessor left me 0 information on the network.. I have done an ...
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What could be causing imac to not access certain sites?

My iMac has security off, firewall, antivirus etc. Yet somehow there are a few websites it cannot access that my macbook can. On the same network. Tried different browsers. Checked the hosts file. ...
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Flush Chrome and Firefox DNS cache from command line?

Occasionally, I need to do a scorched Earth cleansing of my local DNS cachi. The most common scenario for this was that I was using OpenDNS, and when a name would fail to resolve (it was a hostname ...
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DD-WRT url forwarding like port forwarding?

I have a ddwrt router and I would like the following behavior. say I own the domain example.com and like wise, I own *.example.com. Say I have my dns set to forward all requests for example.com or ...
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Timeout occuured during validation - DNS

Please I need help on an external DNS issue. Current Setup: We have an existing External DNS server that only serves external queries and not internal queries, so no ADDS on it but just DNS role. All ...
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BIND9 on CentOS issue querying from Windows

I've just built a CentOS 6 server and configured BIND9 (named) to run. Zone files are configured and NSLOOKUP, DIG and HOST are all working from the CentOS box. When I move to my Windows PC, nslookup ...
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Why do DNS service discovery queries for private networks get sent to my ISP?

I was doing some testing lately that involved re-ruoting (proxying) regular DNS queries on a personal Mac OS X machine through my software and back to the DNS server of my ISP. I had the opportunity ...
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Not using router's DNS

I ran GRC's "DNS Benchmark" software on my Windows 7 machine, and it says: System has only ONE (router based) nameserver configured, which shows up as one of the slower one in the test. I have ...
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Google products and services not loading at all

This started suddenly. Basically i was watching videos on youtube, and suddenly it stopped loading. After a few refresh attempts, it started saying Firefox cannot find the server at ..... Then I tried ...
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Resolve a domain name with /etc/hosts only if in local network

I would like to link mydomain.com to 192.168.1.X only if I'm connected to my local network. Otherwise, I would like to let the DNS servers resolve it (if I'm outside my network). Now, when I do a ...
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Why is Chrome ignoring /etc/hosts on OS X?

I'm using OS X 10.8.5 and Chrome 30. I added 127.0.0.1 youtube.com to my /etc/hosts file such that it now contains this: # Host Database # # localhost is used to configure the loopback ...
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Multiple Domains. Multiple Server. One DNS

I want to host multiple domains of my clients on multiple servers. For example 10 Domains on ServerA, 10 Domains on ServerB etc. So basicly, I want all my clients to have "ns1.main.com" and ...
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I switched to comodo DNS and I get a .local domain prompt

I switched to Comodo DNS today because Norton DNS seems to be completely shut off and the website has not been accessible in days. Comodo DNS works fine but every time I log into my computer it says ...
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With Windows 7, why is an entry in the hosts file not working?

I updated some entries in the hosts file at C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc. As a test, I decided to make Google point to 127.0.0.1. # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on ...
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What is better? Changing Nameservers or A records? [closed]

I have my hosting on Godaddy and domain on another provider. So I was thinking which would be a better option to point the domain to Godaddy hosting Change the name server to that of godaddy. Change ...
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How can I direct a query to specific DNS server?

I would like to issue a query to a specific DNS server, whose IP address I know. It doesn't really matter if it's on Windows or *nix. In Windows I can do something like: C:\Documents and ...
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Using dnsspoof to provide fake DNS results in offline LAN

I have a local network consisting of two virtual machines (for testing purposes). Both run Debians. I'll refer to them as A and B. My goal is to have A act as 'whole of Internet' for B (for HTTP ...