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

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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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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 => 81.68.60.195....
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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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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 192.168.0....
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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 tedcruz.usa.fb....
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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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I want to have a DNS redirect for devices on my home network

So i have multiple raspberry pi, One as media server, one as a torrent client and one as a webserver. Everytime i have to access them over browser i usually type say for example: 192.168.1.2:1234 say ...
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Why does dnsmasq return different first answers

I'm running a local server with dnsmasq and unbound. The unbound is listening on 127.0.0.1:5300 on the server network.local. The dnsmasq is listening to 0.0.0.0:53 and has a config line stating server=...
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Internet is working when browsing, but extremely slow download speed and in-games huge ping

So this has been going on awhile now, its one of those things that for over a year its been on and off. But in the past month, it has been really bad. At the start of when it turned really bad It was ...
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No internet on Virtual Windows Server 2008

i am having a problem with internet connection on windows server 2008; So basically what i am trying to do is setup a dns and web server with windows server 2008 which is virtual on vmware workstation ...
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tcpdump: Does DNS traffic on eth0 indicate that VPN is improperly configured?

I ran tcpdump -ni eth0 port 53 and tcpdump -ni openvpn port 53, to see if DNS information was being routed through my normal internet connection or my OpenVPN service. I am running transmission-...
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DLink router dies when DNS server on same LAN

I want to run a DNS server on a Synology NAS on my home LAN. I set up the DNS server on the NAS to forward all DNS requests to the ISP servers. On my DLink DIR-651 router, I turned off DNS relay and ...
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Chrome takes long to resolve local host

I'm running WAMP. Chrome takes 6 seconds to resolve host of local domains. Works fine on Microsoft Edge: My httpd.conf contains ServerName 127.0.0.1:80 and hosts file contains 127.0.0.1 mydomain....
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How to correctly use dnsmasq with apache?

So I've configured my dnsmasq+hostapd and everything works pretty nice. And I also started apache with two virtual hosts on 127.0.0.1 and 127.0.0.2. My goal is to redirect users from one site to my ...
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Shrewsoft VPN software not resolving server names after establishing tunnel

We have a Cisco ASA 5510. We installed the Shrewsoft Client 2.2.2 on a Windows 10 64bit machine. Prior to joining the machine to the domain, everything worked fine. It was resolving names to the ...
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Host domain on local Windows machine

I just bought one domain, but my site is under development, so as of now, I don't want to buy hosting space. For testing purposes, I've hosted my developed work on a local Windows machine (virtual ...
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Hostname resolution with DNSMasq on DD-WRT

I have been running a DD-WRT router with DNSMasq as my DHCP server and DNS for a long time. I had thought it was working well until I began to investigate some quirks which I thought had resulted from ...
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Can't access NAS on wireless connection

I can't access my NAS drive with my Dell laptop through my wireless router. I can access my NAS drive with my dell laptop on a wired connection. I can access my NAS through my wireless Media servers ...
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SIP forwarding via DNS. Possible?

Let's say I have an address sip:john.doe@example.com that I would like to use for Internet calls, but my SIP provider is Callcentric and I need to route such calls to sip:17775551234@callcentric.com. ...
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Is there a difference between a name server lookup and a domain name lookup?

I have seen both terms being used and I am not sure if there is a difference between them.
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Cannot reach website due to bad DNS (even while using curl and clearing all caches)

I have a website running for 2 years now. A week ago, I changed the DNS records for this website. On all other devices other than this laptop, the website can be accessed normally. On this laptop, a ...
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Reverse DNS setup not working - BIND on CentOS 7

I haven't setup BIND before but am quite knowledgable with DNS (I'm from the Windows world). I'm having a reverse DNS issue. Forward DNS is working fine for the zone int.linuxlab Here are the ...
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How to lookup hostname / ip address as seen from the outside?

I use docker with drone for my continuous integration jobs and all local queries about the job's ip address and hostname are a lie because docking is rewriting everything. I'd really like to know ...
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How do I guarantee my browsers in Windows are using a DNS server to resolve web addresses?

I added a random entry to my hosts file to test custom hosts entries. I added this: 31.13.66.36 www.gribble.com Without restarting Chrome, I navigated to www.girbble.com and found that I went to ...
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Weird NSLookup Output

I'm attempting a lookup of authoritative DNS servers for class, and I'm currently turning up blanks even after requesting soa. Couldn't find any other posts on this, but a few kids in my class were ...
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DNS A record missing

Our client X have a domain, which was hosted at company A. The domains A-record pointed to A's servers yesterday. This morning the company X's deal with company A ended, and at the same time the A-...