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

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How do you set your local DNS name on OS X (so you can reach it from a Windows box?)

On my work network, all the PCs get a local machine01.abc.com-style DNS name. Is there a way to do that on OS X? In a way that machines without Bonjour can see it? (The .local domain name won't work ...
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How do I access internal network virtual hosts in Apache?

This might be a stupid question but I'm tired and can't find a solution. I currently have an Apache Web Server running on Ubuntu 10.4 and I use a DynDNS service to make them accessible to the ...
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My own domain and dynamic ip w/o dydns

I just got this idea in my mind... I can have say myhome1.dydns.com for free. However I have my own domain right now, say mydomain.com. My domain pointing to a linux server w/ cpanel managed by my ...
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Host command and web browser's don't accept hosts.conf order

[root@MYPC etc]# lsb_release -a LSB Version: :core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch Distributor ID: Fedora Description: Fedora release 14 (Laughlin) Release: 14 Codename: Laughlin [root@MYPC etc]# ...
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Dual Stack Routers for home use? [closed]

I'm in the market for a new network appliance router that either has the following features, or can be modded to have the following features: Dual Stack (ipv4, ipv6) On-Board Configurable DNS Server ...
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Sites loading slowly in Windows, possibly due to DNS?

I'm using Chrome, on my wife's laptop. Opening chrome takes only a second, as it should. But as soon as I click on any of the thumbnailed sites (reddit.com, as an example), I have to wait. There's ...
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An HTTP request to “m.google.com” never makes it out of my home network

I'm trying to call up "https://m.google.com" on my iPhone on my home WiFi. It's saying Safari "cannot verify server identity" of m.google.com, then when I press Details, it refers to ...
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Will my internet address for my internal site cause my traffic to go external?

If I have two domains pointing to the same machine, but one resolves to an internal address and the other to my internet facing router, will there be any differnce in route taken to my machine ...
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how to access computers on dd-wrt LAN using hostnames, when connected to a university VPN?

So I have a dd-wrt router connected to my cable modem. Behind that router on my lan are computers with hostnames le1700, wind and t60p. On each machine, I am simply able to do a nslookup and it ...
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How can I determine ALL of the DNS's that OSX is using, storing, and handing out?

I connect to several networks throughout my workday as I go from site to site and have noticed the different DNS's these LANs use and handout to my system. If I'm on a "safe" LAN, I can trust the ...
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Self-hosting a dynamic dns service?

Is there a way to self-host a dynamic DNS service? I really like the flexibility of DynDNS et al, but I'd like to host my own dynamic DNS service so I can have better control and the ability to send ...
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Configure DNS to point site at web host when mail is through Google Apps?

I have my DNS records set up so that I can use Google Apps (email) with my own domain, but I want to use my web host account (Lunarpages) to host my website. This is a little over my head. My ...
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How can I tell if my ISP is redirecting my DNS queries?

I've attempted to use some DNS services like OpenDNS, and no matter what I do the DNS queries don't return the expected results. Watching the packet traffic on my firewall, I can see the queries go ...
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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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My work laptop uses company DNS even when I'm not at work

My company gave me a laptop for work and I've noticed that it is using my company's DNS servers even when I'm at home and not on a VPN. I noticed this because I typed a search term in Firefox, which ...
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Why do the IP addresses randomly change?

I have a network with the following: Cable modem with static IP address Router Desktop - Win 7 VM Host - VMware ESXi 4.0 A couple of VM Guests - Windows Every now and then my Win 7 PC is unable to ...
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What does “Local Domain Name” on router do and how do I get it to work?

I have a D-Link DGL-4500 router. One of the settings is "Local Domain Name," which I have set to local (see screenshot). What I expect is for me to be able to hit my computers via name, e.g. ...
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Linux DNS for Windows Domain

I have a SBS '08 server, and it handles all FSMO roles, and every service known to man. I'm trying to shift those to other computers, but we haven't got the capital for another server. I know Linux is ...
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How to configure DNS BIND to work locally on one computer?

I want to do some changes to the BIND source code. In order to test those changes I want to be able to post queries to my local BIND server and for it to use only the local zone files. I know how to ...
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OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 Refuses to Load Websites the first time intermittently

Many times when I am browsing the web, Snow Leopard will sit and load a site for 20 seconds or more, until it times out and says it cannot be displayed. If I refresh while it is originally loading, ...
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Host file not working on Windows 7

Our ISP accidentally switched us from a static IP to DHCP (long story) and it might be another day or two before we get our static IP back. In the meantime I'm trying to just use a host file on my ...
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All invalid hosts gets resolved to “com.org”

vi@vi-server:~$ nslookup nonexistent.itransition.com Server: 8.8.8.8 Address: 8.8.8.8#53 ** server can't find nonexistent.itransition.com: NXDOMAIN vi@vi-server:~$ cat ...
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DHCP disable client DDNS updates

I have a DHCP server (ISC dhcp server version 3) set up on Ubuntu Maverick. The windows client in the network are trying to update their DNS name to the current IP address in the DNS zone by ...
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DNS NAmeserver Aname and cname records

I am inexperienced in the configuration of DNS and have an issue with domain hosting set up. I have two domains: 'www.mydomain1.com' and 'www.mydomain2.com', with mydomain2 pointed to the same place ...
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How to use Google DNS

Me and two other guys share cable using a router. I'm using Mac OS X. My router IP is 192.168.1.1 and my DHCP IP is 192.168.0.101. When I followed Google's DNS configuration manual, I tried to set my ...
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Can't open microsoft related web pages (but ping works !) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I diagnose not being able to reach a specific website as an end user? It seems that I can't open all Microsoft pages (microsoft.com, support.microsoft.com etc) ...
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How to set-up my webserver properly on my local network?

I have an intranet (inside the network) website, but it is somewhat of a pain. First of all, this is a home network, if that helps anyone. I have a computer running Apache web server with PHP, and I ...
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Laptop is Switching DNS Servers

Ok sometime ago I changed my ip address to a static one because I was bored and I wanted to learn more about static ips. I am running windows xp. My laptop works find on the network that i set up a ...
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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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What does DNS flushing do?

I came across a website that instructed me to flush my DNS in order to view what was online. What does this do and why would it help display the website?
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Ubuntu Guest on VirtualBox on MacOS ping does not work, nslookup works perfectly

I have an Ubuntu guest -- more precisely Yahoo Cloud VM on Virtualbox on the top of MacOS. I have configured VirtualBox to serve internet connection to the guest using NAT. Ubuntu uses dhcp to get IP ...
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Ubuntu: Linux can browse sites, bash can't even resolve the dns name - Huh!

I've been work on this all day and I'm as mystified as when I started. I have an Ubuntu 10 system. On the desktop I have firefox and a bash shell running. Firefox can see and browse any site (I'm ...
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How is a subdomain passed to the webserver?

I know that dns resolves an address like example.com to an IP address like 11.22.33.44, but I'm a little confused about how subdomains are resolved, so that when you type http://subdomain.example.com, ...
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DNS Blocking--Detectable?

Our school is using OpenDNS to block harmful sites, torrent downloads, and other file sharing sites. I found out a way to bypass this by changing my dns to Google Public DNS. My question is, would ...
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Setup DNS on my server so I can put my IPs in as nameservers of my domain provider

Basically, my unmanaged VPS provider doesn't supply me with nameserver which I can use with my domain provider to route domain to my server. As I've been told: You need to configure the custom ...
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Why do I have two different DNS suffix lists?

My Windows XP laptop has two different DNS suffix lists. The first is the one I see by selecting the Properties dialog of any of my network connections, selecting Internet Protocol > Properties > ...
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Explain output of ipconfig /displaydns

Can you please tell me what each field of the Windows command ipconfig /displaydns means please?
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Cannot open any web page, but MSN Messenger works

I use my computer behind a router. My MSN program can connect to the Internet, but I can not open any web site with my web browser. It seems that this problem is related to DNS because when I input an ...
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Pinging computer name in LAN results in public IP?

I recently introduced a new machine to my LAN. The computer name for this machine is 'server'. Historically I've been able to access machines from my home network (from a web browser or RDP) using the ...
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can not access dlink 604 set up interface

I used dlink-di604 enthernet board as router to share web access. My ISP provides the service base on Ethernet rathern than base on Ethernet pppoe mode. It is manually setup ipv4, subnet mask , ...
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Adding localhost entry to Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file with port number

I have set up a local site under IIS 7.5 under port 900. to access it I should type localhost:900 in the address bar. I'm a little bit familiar with the System32\Drivers\etc\hosts file and I know I ...
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How can I permanently save my chosen DNS settings for my wireless network adapter on Windows 7?

I use a custom DNS but I find myself needing to reconfigure it every time I connect, is there a way to save it permanently?
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DNS resolution not working on Browsers but on Shell

Running dig/ping on any domain, give me correct ip. When I try to browse google.com in browser it does not work. When I pick the IP (via ping) and use it in browser, website open via IP fine. But ...
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Website does not resolve in browser but traceroute is successful

I am trying to figure out an issue. My internet is working fine, but this one website is not resolving. It works via a proxy, traceroute works: 1 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1) 4.205 ms 0.568 ms ...
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How to query a DHCP server to get the local DNS servers

I have a ClarkConnect (CentOS based) box running as my home router on a RR connection. I had the DNS servers set up to use Google's DNS server. I want to change them back to the local DNS servers ...
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Why can't I ping a PC on my home network?

Whenever I try to ping another box on my home network, it pings the wrong ip address: C:\Users\Papa>ping macmini Pinging macmini.belkin [208.68.143.55] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from ...
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Possible DNS redirection hack attempt

I am trying to login to Windows Live, and I get the message my password has expired and I'm getting redirected to Live website. The address looks valid: https://login.live.com/login.srf But I get ...
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DNS resolution on Windows 7

I have Windows 7 and MacOS on Macbook Pro with cable internet connection in hotel. When I am using MacOS, internet connection is just fine. When I am using Windows 7, there is no internet connection. ...
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Getting ERR_DNS_FAIL when loading a local webserver page?

When I go to a page hosted on a machine on a local network, I get a "The page cannot be found" error with "ERR_DNS_FAIL" in the title. Any ideas what this is or why I am getting it on my computer? ...
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Why does Windows DNS require a double domain suffix?

We have a DNS server at work that maps <developername>.zende.sk to each developer's computer so we can see one another's work. These paths are not routable from the WAN. On OSX and on ...