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

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Google Chrome attempts to connect to Google domains with non-Google IP addresses

I currently have Little Snitch 3.6.1 installed on a Macbook running El Capitan. My primary browser is Google Chrome. When I'm just doing normal internet browsing, I'll get connection alerts that ...
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Will only internal domain requests be routed through my VPN setup?

I'm using a Cisco VPN client to connect to the VPN for my work, and I'm curious how it actually works. From what I've been able to tell, regular requests (e.g. google.com) don't go through the VPN, ...
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How to get VMware Fusion Ubuntu VM to use host's DNS?

I have VMware Fusion Pro 8 running on my OSX El Capitano. I created Ubuntu 14.04 VM and configured network adapter to use Wi-fi bridged networking so my VM gets its own IP. My company is using local ...
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Metasploit reverse_tcp_dns with noip updating issue

I am novice for metasploit, I am using payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp_dns in metasploit with the no-ip. it's working fine I got a back connect to my address without any problem but when I ...
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WMI query fails with “A security package specific error occurred.” Exception 80070721

Problem In Powershell after executing the following command ... Get-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem -Credential second.nl\administrator -ComputerName srv02.second.nl ... the following exception is ...
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Windows can resolve hostname via ping but Linux/OSX cannot

I have an unknown device in my network that behaves weirdly and I'd appreciate some help on this topic. Under my Windows machine I am able to ping the hostname lmachine.0 and get the corresponding IP ...
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Dnsleaktest.com fails to function/does not find the DNS servers when I use a proxy. Why?

When I use a VPN, and when I go to the website dnsleaktest.com, it displays the DNS servers of the VPN service provider, and not any DNS server of my ISP. So far so good. However, I am puzzled when ...
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Why don't requests for my domain arrive at port 53 of my home server even after pointing both my nameservers to my IP?

I am interested in running my own DNS servers to make it easy to make updates to my domains' A-records. I am aware of the warnings of having my webserver and dns server on the same domain. Currently ...
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DNS resolution failed for every tracker

This is really a weird problem for me guys. My utorrent is not connecting to any tracker. In the logger it says DNS resolution failed for tracker udp://........ DNS resolution failed for ...
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Dual NIC ubuntu yields wrong name resolution

I have a host with 2 NICs: eno16777736 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0c:29:65:db:43 inet addr:192.168.129.129 Bcast:192.168.129.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 eno33554992 Link encap:Ethernet ...
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Adding domain to Office 365 managed by google apps

I want to add a new domain to Office365 but my domain was bought via google apps. Now I am having trouble verifying that I own this domain for one of the steps in Office 365. I have searched for ...
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Cannot reset the Windows DNS cache

I have updated the DNS record for a certain website yesterday, but right now I'm facing an issue regarding my own computer's DNS cache, since I keep getting the old server's IP address when trying to ...
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Dnsmasq syntax errors

In the file where I have my IPs and corresponding domain names for dnsmasq, when the domain name is www.something.something it works; but when it is just something, it doesn't work, and the query is ...
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IPv4 or IPv6 for local DNS server?

I am a bit inexperiencied with networks. I have set up and dns server in a virtual machine on Debian 8 using dnsmasq. To test if it was working, I gave it only one record: www.facebook.com with ...
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Is dynamic DNS for remote desktop secure?

Bit of a noob here but I was wanting to remotely connect my laptop to a work network (specifically to access a network storage device) and came across the idea of using dynamic DNS due to the dynamic ...
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Route select traffic from devices attached to certain ports on the network switch via OpenDNS

Ive got a home network as the diagram below, the modem / router (combined unit) is a BT home hub 3 and the network switch is a Netgear GS748Tv1. There is a wifi mesh installed which uses Ubiquity UAP ...
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Can I ping my ISP directly?

When I'm having Internet connection issues and I want to figure out how far I get, it would be really neat to know how I could find out if the connection between me and my ISP is okay. At the moment ...
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Setup DNS for my server which is using static IP that can be access from anywhere on the internet

I have setup a static IP from my internet provider so that any one on the internet can access content on my server. I want to setup domain's to redirect to my server and load web site from my server ...
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internet with 2 network adapters

I have a server with Windows 2012 r2 and have 2 network adapter NIC1 and NIC2 With NIC2 I have local net work and it work with IP4v :10.0.0.5 getway :10.0.0.2 with dhcp and dns server and clients ...
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Getting Error Message DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN in Chrome

I am trying to connect to the internet with WiFi but it's not connecting with Chrome and Firefox. I'm getting error "DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN" in Chrome and Firefox not ready to start. I tried to ...
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DNS zone files with more than one name pointing to the same IP

I have set up a local DNS and the forward zone file looks like this: $TTL 86400 @ IN SOA ns0.mylocal.loc. root.mylocal.loc. ( 2011071001 ;Serial 3600 ;Refresh 1800 ...
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Migrating mail accounts to new server

I'm about to move a site with quite a few busy mail addresses to a new server. I am planning the process like this: Creating all mail accounts on the new server Making temporary forwards for all ...
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MAMP PRO and local DNS

I have a local DNS on a Synology and a MAMPRO on a Mac. I develop locally on the Mac and I want now to give access to the website from local network (by VPN). With a nslookupthe DNS indicated the ...
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Why it takes time to change DNS server on Windows 7

When I try to change the DNS server manually from my network interface configurations on windows 7 as below: picture To some random host that does not provide DNS service (any invalid IP ) it takes ...
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Periodic “resolving host” on Windows 8.1

I am using Windows 8.1 and periodically (every few hours on an average day) get a "resolving host" message in Chrome. Despite the fact I am still connected to my wifi router, ping 8.8.8.8 will also ...
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LXC containers not accessible using .lxc dns domain on Ubuntu 14.4

I have carried out the expected configuration and had this functionality working in the past. The changes I made that had this working previously were: Uncommenting the LXC_DOMAIN="lxc" line in ...
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Can't access network path of localhost specified with a host

I use Windows. Using Run window, I type \\127.0.0.1 and enter. Viola, a window appears that shows my shared folder, a network view of my PC. Now I add a simple DNS entry to the ...
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DNS load balancing with multiple IPs on the same domain in GoDaddy

Looking for a cheaper solution than amazon CloudFront, I placed two "A" records with different IPs to different servers on the same subdomain in a NameSever managed by GoDaddy in order to achieve some ...
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Why DNS response includes questions section?

Here is a sample intermediate request and response from a recursion enabled ns query: As you can see, the response includes the questions section. But why? Is it to let the resolver match the ...
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Non-WWW site redirects to WWW explicitly?

I recently moved my NodeJS app to a new Openshift server. Visiting www.lsmsaSGO.com works as expected. Visiting lsmsaSGO.com seems to redirect explicitly to www.lsmsaSGO.com in the URL bar. I do not ...
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How to set-up local domain for DNS lookup?

I have set my LAN local domain to be local.example.com on my router, an ordinary Verizon FiOS wireless broadband router with no special configuration. All of the hosts are apparently being correctly ...
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How to Implement Distinct DNS and Proxy Settings for Concurrent Users?

Question In order to implement parental controls on a Linux machine, how do you configure User Specific DNS configuration, or Proxy Settings? Caveats Distinct Configurations for Concurrent Users: ...
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Where is the name resolution performed for local addresses?

For local addresses like: http://some_local_host, it is obvious that name resolution is not performed by querying DNS servers. But how and where is it performed then? How does my computer obtain the ...
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Why trying to go to a TLD results in `dns_server_failure` instead of `dns_unresolved_hostname`?

When I try to go to a TLD, I get a dns_server_failure. Why do I get this error instead of dns_unresolved_hostname? Examples are: http://com. http://net. http://asdfasdfasdfasdasdfasdfasdf. etc.
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Why using a proxy server prevents accessing to local addresses?

I wasn't able to reach a local address. I have searched the web and eventually learned that I have to turn off the proxy server (or add exception sites) in order to access local addresses. However, I ...
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Resolving VirtualBox's DNS through proxy server

My host is OSX and VirtualBox guest is Linux. I enter a socks5 proxy in proxifier and check "Resolve hostnames through proxy". In Safari both my IP address and DNS is changed to whatever remote proxy ...
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How to make android phone to visit my wordpress?

There is a mini home wifi network in my home.The wireless router is 192.168.1.1. Computer A is 192.168.1.2, the wordpress was build on it. ALL the urls of my wordpress are the form of ...
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Raspberry Pi Has No Hostname

The IP of my R Pi is 192.168.1.110. On my computer, arp -a shows 192.168.1.110. I can ping this IP or SSH into the Pi with the IP and it works correctly. However, if I execute the command ping ...
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How to get clients' names into the caching DNS-server?

Scenario: small home/workshop network (behind NAT), one Linux server running Samba 3.6.6 + DHCP-server + pdns-client (caching dns), some 2-3 workstations (Linux + Windows) and some 2-5 units (Android ...
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How to link Ip addresses when only using two for DNS servers and then the other three for SSL?

I have five IP addresses for the short term. I was wondering what would be the best set up for NAT on these servers. I will have a total of seven servers at my house. The IP addresses need to be split ...
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Ping on workstation shows a client’s domain? DNS issue?

I have been having issues resolving my local lan based IIS servers and SQL server instances via DNS. The issues are only present on one workstation, all others are normal. I ran a ping on the ...
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Test new nameservers before switching over DNS host

Switching the host for our name servers. DNS records are set up on both the old nameservers and the new ones. I’d like to test the new ones before switching over our SOA and wondering what are the ...
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Troubles with DNSCrypt and company LAN

I want to use DNSCrypt. But unfortunately, when using it, I have troubles accessing my company network. I cannot access HDD on the NAS. When deactivating DNSCrypt by removing 127.0.0.1 from DNS ...
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Opening the same domain (website) under different IP address

With CDN (content Delivery Network) and similar services the same domain (website) can be accessible at different IP addresses. I can force the browser to contact the host that I prefer (the VPS one, ...
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How does Starbucks wifi / etc “hijack” your internet connection?

I don't have a strong knowledge of DNS, but I do have a little bit, like I've done apropos dns and flicked through some of the mentioned man pages. When I sign onto what I'll call "corporate-free" ...
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Using wildcards in the name string within batch file

I have following script to retrieve client information from DNS: @echo off CLS for /l %%a in (15,-1,1) do ( color 9f cls ) @echo off set /p tool="Please Enter Desired Name In The Following Format: ...
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What can be the cause if DNSSEC suddenly stops working and normal resolving is extremely slow viua unbound?

Suddenly, every .com domain failed DNSSEC validation (regardless of it is signed or not), and normal resolving fails randomly with DNSSEC disabled, for example all youtube videos say "A error ...
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Strange network hops to Microsoft Office 365 server

Let me start by saying, that I'm not a network pro and trying to learn. We have some issues with Office 365 and when I try to ping their IP (132.245.228.194) I get this result. Notice that in hop 7 ...
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Windows resolving hostnames thru IPv6 ULA

I'm running Windows 8.1 and it's trying to resolve hostnames through a IPv6 ULA. Have a look at ipconfig /all: Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : rivercardiff Primary ...
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How to keep all the devices connected to server running in a local network even if the server is restarted

I have a server side php script to which all the client application make a ajax post request , the server is Apache(xampp) . The system on which the server application runs might turn off , but i want ...