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

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Acrylic DNS Proxy not resolving

So I recently had an update issue where I landed up downgrading to Windows 8. As I need to do my work, I have re-installed my XAMPP server as well as Acrylic DNS Proxy. Unfortunately, Acrylic is not ...
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Squid proxy, reacheable but sites still bocked by dns

I wanted to host a proxy on one of my PC, and so I installed and configured Squid on it. I want to use this proxy to bypass web URL filtering from another position. I can reach my PC, but there is a ...
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List of things to mind when browsing through ssh socks proxy securely? [closed]

I'm using firefox with foxyproxy and I noticed that, if I'm not mistaken, foxyproxy will BY DEFAULT attempt to resolve all DNS locally, which of course to my great dismay, defeat the entire purpose of ...
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Can Windows 7 acquire DNS from IPv6-Router-Advertisement?

I am playing around with IPv6. Usually, Router Advertisements transmit the prefix and gateway for SLAAC. Since DNS is quite essential, since 2010 RA should also be (optionally) able to transmit the ...
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How does Chrome load the IP address for a domain that I have blocked in my hosts file?

I'm trying to block domains in the hosts file, but Chrome is able to load the pages anyways. How is this possible? The blocks have been in place for weeks. I have the option 'Use a web service to help ...
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Same server address from inside and outside a LAN?

I have a fairly ordinary setup: A Domain Name points to my IP address and my router port-forwards specific ports to dedicated server devices inside my LAN. This allows users to access those services ...
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DNS - Multiple Root TXT Records

My email provider has requested that I add the following DNS entries: @ 600 IN TXT "v=spf1 include:spf.myemailproivder.com mx ~all" @ 600 IN TXT "verification=128763812763817638163" However, my DNS ...
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Private browsing HTTPS page is redirected to HTTP

I am using Firefox 46.0.1. When I go to https://chriszarate.github.io/supergenpass/mobile/, everything behaves as I would expect. When I visit the same URL in a private tab, I am redirected to http:/...
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How to configure DNS on Mobile Broadband Interface using command-prompt on Windows 8?

I am using a HSPA USB modem which has two different modes. One which lets you install modem driver/software, and other which enables Mobile Broadband Interface on Windows. It's possible to set DNS ...
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Does my local computer work as DNS server?

I want to know if my local computer works as DNS server. I mean, when it tries to resolve internet addresses does it first look in it? Like, is there a DNS cache in Windows 7 or the internet browser? ...
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Cannot access site from PC via Windows or Ubuntu

I have been unable to access a social network site: vk.com, since yesterday evening. At first I thought maybe it's just some virus or hosts problems etc, but I've checked everything and it's fine, and ...
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How to set up a network in Windows 7 to let others can access an internal Linux server?

I have two machines. Machine 1 (denoted as M1) is Windows 7 and has two network cards. Machine 2 (denoted as M2) is RedHat 6.5. In M1, the first network card is connected into the Internet and the ...
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Why is my CNAME not working?

On PowerDNS on a Raspberry file, my zone file contains: $ORIGIN abc.co.uk. $TTL 1h @ IN SOA ns.abc.co.uk. hostmaster.abc.co.uk. ( 1; serial 1d; refresh 2h; retry 4w; expire 1h; minimum time-...
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LAN DNS timeout when not logged in to domain controller

I have a computer that sits on two LANs (different NICs), each has a domain controller. I log in to DC1, and can access the DNS that sits on that network. I can also ping the DNS on DC2 but I can't ...
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Why cannot I ping computer name without dot?

In my home network I have a dhcp server and a dns server running on a router. Dhcp and internet access are working fine. I have for each device on my home network a dns record that associate some ...
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Why do I need to add a period after hostname in order to get DNS resolution to work?

C:\Users\david>nslookup home-pi3 Server: UnKnown Address: 192.168.1.1 Name: home-pi3 Address: 192.168.1.81 C:\Users\david>ping home-pi3 Ping request could not find host home-pi3. Please check ...
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PTR record and A record should match. What if there is no A record?

If I understand RFC1912 section 2.1 correctly, these rules apply for PTR records: 1) Every working IP should have a PTR record 2) PTR and A records should match (although this is not checked usually)...
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Dual NIC Windows 7 on LAN with seperate DNS

I have a Windows 7 machine with two NICs and that sits on two LANs (neither is connected to the internet). On one LAN the DNS seems to work just fine, I am able to reach other computers on that LAN ...
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Accessing local Windows machines by hostname on OSX

This is very similar to Referencing computers by their name between OS X and Windows operating systems but my question is of a different nature: I can see my windows desktop in finder as a "shared" ...
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BIND DNS - updating the IP address of the NS record

I'm running a BIND9/Ubuntu DNS server on Amazon EC2. The DNS server was working great, until I decided to change the IP address on the server to a different one (using the elastic IP system.) Any ...
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How does my router resolve a URL like http://router.asus.com/ to its IP address?

Typically I connect to my router by its IP address of 192.168.1.1. However, I am also able to connect to it at the URL router.asus.com. My computer does not have a connection to the Internet. How ...
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Block a domain (with all domains) system-wide

I'm trying to block my computer from "accidentally" sending any requests to a certain domain I don't trust (and all of it's subdomains). I tried adding this entry to my /etc/hosts file: 127.0.0.0 ...
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I can access websites through the web browser, but I can not ping them or interact in various other ways

as of around two weeks ago I've been having really weird interactions with the Internet that I can't explain, but please keep reading. I've tried looking for the issue myself and haven't found ...
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Why does Windows Store need the DNS client service to run (Windows 10)?

On my Windows 10 computer (and apparently others), the Windows Store app (or just "Store") will not start if the "DNS Client" is not running - Error "0x80072EE7". Why? The "DNS client" service is ...
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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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Using BIND to perform DNS redirection

How can I use BIND software to redirect Domain Names from the DNS or zone files?
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Is it possible to configure a Mailman list using the same domain as a Google Apps account?

I have done some googling to find answers to this, but most solutions are over 6 years old, and subsequent comments on those solutions indicate that they do not work any more. I intend to migrate ...
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Can I use 2 Different Cloudflare Account to handle 1 domain [closed]

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 configure dnsmasq to send DNS server Info via DHCPv6

There is a known problem with a IPv6 Windows Client that it does not accept the DNS Server Info sent by Server via Router Advertisements, even though the IPv6 address assignment works. DNS Server ...
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what do you actually buy when buying domain names [closed]

I've come up with an odd question. What do I actually buy, when I buy a domain name. I mean, domain names are just human readable IP addresses and the IP addresses must be provided by the buyer. Do I ...
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Bonjour dns-sd and Avahi service visibility

I have avahi-daemon running on my BeagleBone Black machine (Debian Jessie). It is in the same network as my PC, but I wonder why when I register service with avahi-publish on my BBB, I cannot see it ...
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No external DNS when connected to Cisco VPN and tethered

I use Cisco AnyConnect to access a VPN for our main vendor. I use it on my desktop at the office every day. Today I'm working from my laptop at home but due to internet slowness I tethered my laptop ...
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Specific websites won't load over AD-DS network, but will load the server (Win2k8)

I have a domain network running Windows 2008 R2 as server. Users are connecting to the internet through the server using RRAS (Users need to dial-up in order to access internet). the server has 2 ...
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Netgear WNDRMAC-100RUS DNS

I've bought home Wi-Fi router Netgear WNDRMAC-100RUS and now I have some problems with name resolving (as I think). My Internet Provider uses PPTP connection type with static IP, static DNS server (...
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Why I need to modify “etc\hosts” to be able to open the website?

I have a web-server in my network which its IP is 192.168.249.10. When I try to open it using its IP address in the browser, I face the following result: http: https: As you see above, I can't ...
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Hardcoding dns adresses in dependance to network

I would like to save permanently dns addresses. According to link I added in /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf proper line and in my home network everything works great. Problem is that when I am at my ...
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How can I set my DNS settings using the command-prompt or PS?

Through the CLI (either cmd.exe or PowerShell) on Windows 7, how do I edit the TCP/IP DNS parameters for a specific network adapter?
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ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT issue

I have this annoying error that appears when I try to reach websites while streaming on Twitch or Hitbox using OBS/Xsplit. ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT appears for every website I try to reach only when ...
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Loads of outgoing udp requests to dns server?

So for some reason my machine is making tons of UDP requests on port 53 to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 (google dns). Is there some way to find out what's causing this? We're trying to clean up traffic on our ...
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How can I set up a 'local' domain so that everyone on my local network can view a locally hosted site?

I want to set up MediaWiki on one of my home machines, and then have all requests made on the local network for 'wiki.home' or 'wiki.local' point to that box. I know that this can be done by editing ...
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DNS resolution Issue nslookup works, but web/ping doesn't [duplicate]

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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Find third and n-th level domains in a network

In this page an example about how domain naming works is provided. The second-level domain is utexas.edu, then some third and fourth level domains are listed, like computerstore.utexas.edu and www....
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loss of Internet traffic via network security device

I can't get any Internet traffic in bridge mode. I'm using network security device named "Shield" made by Itus Networks which went out of business. The device is based on a Cavium Octeon Dual-Core ...
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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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How does Google bypass IP routing?

At the Google Public DNS Performance Benefits page, they claim In Google Public DNS, we have implemented several approaches to speeding up DNS lookup times. Some of these approaches are fairly ...
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How to secure Firefox traffic (+DNS) through SOCKS proxy under Ubuntu 10.04?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04, and starting a SOCKS proxy with 'ssh -D', and setting Ubuntu to use it with "System -> Preferences -> Network Proxy". Firefox uses the proxy, and the proxy's IP appears when I ...
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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 non-...
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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 ...