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

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In Google Apps, is there a way to completely hide the fact that you're using Google?

If I have a domain in Google Apps: http://mydomain.com If I host this under Google Apps, I can have my documents, calendar, and mail at sub-domains: https://docs.mydomain.com ...
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Name reputable dns servers for home use (as alternatives to your ISP's) [closed]

Since it is becoming increasingly common for internet service providers to 'mess' with their dns service (by resolving unknown names to ad pages, etc) or their service is just unreliable, please ...
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Disappearing DNS resolution via VPN on SnowLeopard

Ever since upgrading to Snow Leopard, I find that my DNS lookups go pear-shaped after 2 minutes or so. To be precise, I stop being able to resolve names that are only resolved by the specific servers ...
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Slow website loading on Ubuntu Karmic

I've for a little time had the problem, that it took a while for my browser (Chromium) to load websites. It says "Resolving host" for a while, and then eventually loads; but this process can be pretty ...
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Does Chrome use a different DNS server from Firefox and IE which use the OS default?

Is the common set up for Chrome that it will use a different DNS server, while Firefox and IE will use the OS networking default? My Chrome (including one on virtual PC) will sometimes show ...
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Remotely push DNS server to client via OpenVPN

When I try to push a DNS server via the OpenVPN server-config I don't get that server to be the first DNS server on the connected client system. It ends up being specified as an alternative DNS ...
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Why are domain names rather than IP addresses used in name server records?

How come when setting name server records, so you can work out what IP address a domain belongs to, you always use domains? eg, ns1.hostingcompany.com ns2.hostingcompany.com How come they can work ...
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Problem with Macbook air automatically not acquiring free wifi network dns or router address

I have this problem when my macbook air sometimes does not connect to free wifi hotspots. When the problem happens and I try to run the diagnostics, it normally gets to yellow network settings tab. It ...
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How to troubleshoot “Server not found” messages while browsing?

On my Mac with OS X Snow Leopard, I continually get "Server Not Found" errors on my web browser (Firefox) while browsing various web sites. In attempts to resolve the problem I've tried the following ...
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How did I manage to mangle my Mac OS X hosts?

A while ago I set reddit.com to 127.0.0.1 in my hosts, because it was way too much of a time sink. I don't remember exactly how I set it - I know I had some trouble with it and tried a few different ...
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Use custom, local domain for virtual machine in Firefox

I have set up my Windows development system with VMWare Workstation to host a Linux server on which I edit test sites. I have assigned the domain "vm" to that virtual machine's IP address, so that ...
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Does using OpenDNS have any disadvantages?

I live in Istanbul and loads of websites are banned here by the government. In order to be able to enter the banned sites like YouTube, some of my friends are using a specific DNS server address ...
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Bypassing Router's DNS Settings

Is there a way to bypass my ISP provided CPE/router's DNS settings? I'd like to use OpenDNS but I am unable to access the administrator acount of the CPE. I tried logging in using the default ...
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How to display DNS cache in Ubuntu 9.04 running Firefox?

How to display DNS cache in Ubuntu 9.04 running Firefox?
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Why does remote desktop not work for me by computer name, and only by IP?

I have a computer at work that I can only connect to remotely when using the computer's IP address and not when using the computer's name. I can see my computer name is set up correctly as "JoshPC" ...
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Vista WHS Client stopped resolving local names

I’m running Windows Home Server PP2 in my home, with 3 client computers: two XP and one Vista. I have a router that provides my local DHCP and the server has a static IP address. The other day the ...
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Snow Leopard doesn't like dnsmasq?

My Macbook running Snow Leopard cannot resolve some hosts on my local network (which has a local DNS server). Running nslookup and dig works (they get the expected address from the expected server). ...
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OpenDNS not working from 1 Ubuntu machine

I have OpenDNS set up on my router, however I'm getting a strange situation. The OpenDNS Welcome page confirms that OpenDNS is working on my Windows XP laptop and on an Ubuntu netbook but not on my ...
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How can I block a massive number of URLs on Windows XP, without modifying the hosts file?

My GF is from a country X. She is now living abroad but is addicted to internet and often spends many hours per day on her laptop browsing "nonsense" information by websites from that country X, or ...
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GoDaddy Lost My DNS Settings: What to do?

My MX records point to Google Apps and my mail was working perfectly for 2 years or more. Then the other day it stopped working. I managed to figure out that it was a DNS problem and reset my MX ...
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DNS issues after malware infection

I have a laptop that has some sort of malware infection. I can't contact microsoft.com, symantec.com and so on. I've checked the HOSTS file, but there are no unusual entries. By what other means might ...
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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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Running DNS locally for home network

I have a small home network that just got larger ( New roommate, My existing roommate got a laptop (on top of her computer)j, my friends coming over with laptop, etc ). I'd like to run a local DNS ...
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Mac internet speed

I'm trying to diagnose some internet speed issues on my MacBook. It's happening everywhere I use the internet -- at home (Comcast), at work, at my favorite cigar store. (All are wireless.) At first, ...
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openDns from my router

I changed the DNS servers on my Wireless Router to OpenDNS. However, when I test it out using digg (from my Linux machine) as described here it does not give me the expected "SERVER" IP address. ...
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How do I get the mx records for a domain from *nix command line?

What is the best way to lookup MX records for a domain from the command line?
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Different DNS servers for different browsers

On the same Windows XP PC, is it possible to set up different DNS servers for different browsers? How? I want to use a DNS server for Firefox, another one for Internet Explorer and another one for ...
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How to host website from my home ADSL?

I knew that I can use DynDNS to setup a hosting which will access my home adsl for hosting a website. I entered there but couldn't figure out how to setup this in steps, I registered a host name but ...
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Hyper V Server not findable by name

I am setting up a Hyper V 2008 R2 Server on my home network to evaluate it for general virtualization usage at work (software development test lab etc). I don't have a domain at home so its just a ...
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Intermittent DNS failures after upgrading to Snow Leopard

After a fairly painless upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard, I was able to download a few things. Then I started having difficulty connecting to multiple sites. Network service would come back from ...
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How can I set up Linux to use a different DNS server for a certain domain?

I can add DNS servers to resolv.conf and that works fine. But is it possible for me to call a different DNS server based on the domain trying to be resolved? For example: use 10.0.0.1 for ...
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DNS does not resolve

I have a domain name that I have added as an add-on domain on another primary domain that I own. I have changed the nameservers with the domain name registrar 5 days ago and a whois search shows that ...
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Strange behavior in Network Browsing Applications

I believe this is somewhat related to my other question, Leopard Network Shares and Browsing are unreliable. I believe the problem is being caused by our network, because we're seeing problems in our ...
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Can't resolve domain names in Ubuntu with a static IP

Running Ubuntu 9.04 fully patched on a custom machine. My typical setup is to assign static IP's to all my machines in the network (simplifies things with the other hardware). This morning, my ...
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Customised URL problem with Google Apps

I'm the administrator for our company's (standard) Google Apps account and i've tried customising our URL's for calendar, docs, sites, etc to shorter versions of the longer defaults. These shorter ...
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Why does this laptop have random wireless problems with DNS resolving?

The laptop seems to work 1/3 of times for www.google.ca, some websites seem inaccessible (i.e. don't work at all). Firefox and Chrome seem to work (1/3 of time issue), and others computers here work ...
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Linksys Router/Tomato Firmware DNS issues

I've got a WRT54GS that I've loaded the current version of Tomato onto. I entered static DHCP addresses in for the devices on my network, released and renewed the address on my desktop and tried to ...
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Is there a DNS specific glitch with Windows 7 build 7600?

Is there a DNS specific glitch with Windows 7 build 7600? Recently I've noticed that my 'IPv 4DNS Server' changes from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.0. (The address is a westell 6100 dsl modem, with a ...
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Windows cannot resolve custom domains when VPN is up?

We have a DNS server on local network which has some custom TLDs such as "local, dummy" etc. The domains ending with these TLDs resolves to test servers like win2003test.dummy. The problem occures ...
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How do I get IE to use my hosts file when using a proxy .pac file?

I have the following line in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts: 192.168.12.1 myapp.local When I open up a command prompt and type "ping myapp.local", I get a response from 192.168.12.1. When ...
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Should I get all the available TLD's for my chosen domain name? [closed]

I have found a good domain name I like for a project of mine. Should I buy just the .com or do you think it is a good idea to buy all the available TLD's? Like .net, .org, .info etc
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Is there a way to get the complete zone file for a domain without contacting its host?

I know that it's probably (no longer) possible because of abuse, but I want to check nonetheless. Is there a way for me to obtain the company zone file for a domain myself, without having to contact ...
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Can the Internet work without DNS?

If we have an IP-based system of identifying nodes on the Internet why is there a need for DNS?
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Italian DNS: How to avoid restarting firefox

I'm using Firefox 3.5 on OSX. When I try to go to a website that doesn't exist (because I forget to start my VPN), it brings me to the Virgilio search page. ...
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Where can I obtain the full DNS zone files for all TLDs?

Is there a way to get full zone files for all TLDs? I have managed to get my hands on a few (.com, .net, .org), but I'd really like to get some of the country-specific ones for having a play around ...
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Why do I get slow network throughput when I have a bad DNS server?

I have Fedora 11 in a Virtual Box VM and because of a bad DNS configuration my network connection in that VM was awfully slow. I fixed it now, but I don't understand what happened and I'm curious ...
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DNS randomly fails

I have an (allegedly) 15mbps cable connection from Comcast with a pretty standard setup - cable modem plugged in to Netgear router, which serves one PC via an ethernet cable and several laptops via ...
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Switch DNS settings per Windows user?

I have set up an account at OpenDNS for web filtering. I think it is a great service and don't want to change to any alternative. What I would like to do is change the DNS settings per user so I can ...
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What to do if I can't ping my DNS?

On my Windows XP SP3 machine I can only browse (with any browser) by putting in an ip address. If I put in any domain name it doesn't work. Skype and IM work. In command prompt nslookup works to ...
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Make guest name visible to host

I have Ubuntu running in VMware Player. I am able to access an Apache instance on this VM by using the IP address but not by machine name. How do I make the name of the VM visible to the host? How ...