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

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Setting up Google Apps on new domain but keep old email-addess

I have a gmail address I've been using for years with a standard gmail suffix - xxx.xxx@gmail.com. Now I also have a brand new domain that I like to set Google Apps for. My question is simple; is ...
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Nslookup can't find srv records after server move

I just moved my non-profit's server from Windows 2003 to 2012. Everyone can log in, but I'm having trouble joining computers to the domain and netlogon throws an error every so often. I think some ...
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IE DNS lookup hijacked by Baidu

I have a user who went on a trip to China recently. Since they've come back, attempting to navigate to any of their bookmarks takes them to this url: ...
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hosting 2 websites from one machine

I am hosting a forum on raspberry pi using apache2 and simplemachines and i also want to make a personal website(the forum is a returned favor for a friend). Because I have dynamic ip at home i am ...
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DNS resolvation of a URL [closed]

Can anyone explain the various steps to resolving a domain name to ip address when we type an url example.com in our browser and how it returns the page example.com to user by traversing the ...
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create alias for existing hostnames

the question has been asked numerous times but I cannot find a clear answer. I have a database on Azure: gtxxxxxxx.database.windows.net however, to make things more easy (I hate typing) I would ...
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Trouble with DNS query using whois

What does the look them up with "=xxx" to receive a full display for each record mean? The man page does not discuss an equal sign, and I got an error when I tried to use the = literal. $ whois a.com ...
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Local DNS using Bind9

I have a few computers on my home network that I would like to assign names to. I don't want them to be a TLD, just aliases, like "orange" or something. The tutorials that I was reading such as this ...
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DNS (BIND) Problems

I'm trying to get BIND (named) working, but am having some issues. named loads and everything, but when I do a dig -x 127.0.0.1 I get: ; <<>> DiG 9.9.4-rpz2.13269.14-P2 ...
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Multiple IIS server share same domain and port?

I have the following network/server setup: Since this is for a startup I'm working on with a friend using the resources we have, we use a DD-WRT router to redirect port 80 requests to a specific ...
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Adding an entry to a local DNS server

I can access my DSL modem's interface by visiting my public IP address. When I click on DNS Server, I am able to add entries (i.e. mappings from domain name to IP address). I added the domain name in ...
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It is possible to configure Windows to use different DNS servers for different domains?

It is possible to configure Windows to use different DNS servers for different domains? I am configuring a company VPN. The VPN allows split-tunnelling (users can access the Internet directly, ...
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DNS configuration in Linux

I am designing a private LAN in Linux, I have a dns server locally which had an ip address 192.168.0.20 , I had installed BIND in this server and configured both FORWARD AND REVERSE look-up in ...
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DNS records: redundancy, and auxiliary servers

I have a domain, this domain points to a front end server. I have two front end servers, one ddos protected intreppid, with 20 GB/ps, other protected with secured servers from 2 to 10 GB/ps. So a DDOS ...
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Why do I have to keep flushing my DNS cache on all devices?

I have a Netgear DSL modem (111 v2) and Linksys N300 router, newest model. I have to keep flushing my DNS cache every 5-15 minutes. This happens on all sites and on every device on my home network. ...
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How to automatically store DNS entries locally after first visit, for for privacy and speed reasons? [duplicate]

My set of websites that I visit regularly is not very large. In order to increase privacy, I'd like to visit these sites directly without the need of a remote DNS resolve each time I visit it, but I ...
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Telnet - Connection refused when using hostname, connects fine with IP

I'm trying to connect to a telnet server from a windows 7 machine. The telnet server has an IP 123.4.5.6 and a hostname of myserver Running telnet 123.4.5.6 8080 works fine However when I try to use ...
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DNS failure on one workstation

I have one workstation on my home network that is having sporadic issues and timeouts with DNS resolution. It came out of nowhere (worked fine last week). The network setup is as follows : Network ...
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How to do full A-Record resolution from root DNS servers

I have a hypothetical situation that I've been unable to find any real answer to. Imagine we have a computer that has never been on the internet. The computer is also on a network where no DNS service ...
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dd-wrt translates DNS queries sent from LAN from public IP to private IP – how to stop this?

I recently got a router that has dd-wrt firmware installed into it. I'm running a HTTP server behind that router, and as it has a NAT, I have set the appropriate port forwardings. I also have a ...
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PING domain is very slow but NSLookup is instant, website takes a long time to appear

My Internet is behaving very strangely the last few days, DNS resolution is very slow, PING domain can take a minute - sometimes the there's no delay for a period of time. PING IP address and ...
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DNS changes automatically to porn site DNS

I am using OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 and Windows 8.1 with Boot Camp. It is not happening everyday but it happens at least in every 3-4 days. When I log in to 192.168.1.1 and check my DNS they are just ...
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Associating a domain name with web server

I am currently running a web server on AWS and I have a domain name that I want to associate with the server. The server is running nginx on port 80 yada yada but the part I am having trouble with is ...
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What specific roles does firmware play on routers?

If routers properly implement standard networking protocols (DNS, DHTCP, TCP/IP, etc.), then wouldn't the same firmware (implementing these protocols) be applicable to all routers? I guess I'm ...
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Netgear DHCP server doesn't provide the inputted dns servers to the connecting computer

I have NETGEAR JWNR2010v3 Router and I have configured it to static IP provided by the ISP. I have configured the preferred and alternate DNS servers provided by the ISP into the router. When I ...
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Host 2 Seperate DNS servers on one server?

Just wondering if its possible to have 2 different DNS servers on a server? For instance i am running BIND DNS (Through cPanel), and wish to run a separate instance of PowerDNS as well. Is this ...
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Weird phenomenon about my PC's primary & secondary DNS speed

I use DNS Jumper to test the speed of various DNS and this is the result: (A) Currently Using Primary: 203.144.207.29 (39 ms) Secondary: 8.8.4.4 (71 ms) (B) US Open DNS Primary: 208.67.220.220 ...
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How could I redirect in bind to another host in case server 1 went down?

I have two servers with same service, so server 1 xxx.myhost.com A record ip 1.1.1.1 server 2 xx2.myhost.com CNAME record to otherhost.com The server number 1 is the principal, so, I gave to my ...
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DNS Cache affecting HTTP requests

An odd error occured which I am trying to understand the cause. I updated a website and on some computers, a cached version of a particular .css file was being served. Other changes to the site were ...
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OpenVPN client tun device name in OSX

I have a VPN server set up that I am using to connect to from my OSX 10.9 laptop. When I load my openvpn profile with tunnelblick, it works, and I get a device named "tun0" just like you would expect. ...
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Is my Windows 7 primary and secondary DNS setting correct?

I use a Windows 7 desktop PC with a TP Link Wireless N ADSL2 + Modem Router. My PC is connected to the TP Link via a LAN cable while another 2 PCs of my secretaries are connected via WiFi. I am not ...
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Issues accessing file shares of certain servers across site to site VPN

We recently had a problem crop up with one of our remote facilities, i'm not a system admin, and we are currently without one, but I will try to explain the best I can. Employees at the remote site ...
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How can I redirect one 'vanity' domain to another domain via DNS?

I have a domain for my 'vanity urls', lets calls it ample.co, and the subdomain ex.ample.co is used for the vanity urls (using Bitly). The address ex.ample.co via Bitly redirects to example.com, the ...
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Active Directory Domain Controller with pfSense as DHCP and DNS server

I've read some conflicting posts, so hopefully I can get a clear answer. I have pfSense running as a DHCP server and DNS Forwarder. I'd like to try out Active Directory as a Domain Controller at home ...
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Unable to use internet due to suspected DNS malware

I downloaded a midi file on my Windows 8.1 laptop last night. Since then, whenever I open chrome, I get a standard 'Web Page Not Available" error for ALL the sites I try to visit. Firefox and ...
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Why doesn't my DNS change propagate within the TTL?

Why isn't my DNS propagating correctly? It has a TTL of 3600 seconds, 1 hour, yet it is still resolving to an old IP. It's been at least 10 hours! http://www.onlinedig.com/go-dig/ C:\>nslookup ...
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Smart dns resolving and routing

I am running mac os x. The os has two network interfaces. LAN (restricted to be used only for intranet) and WIFI. As LAN is restricted, it blocks traffic like skype. The issue is, if I make WIFI as ...
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Particular website is not accessible when specific DNS is used

Particular website is not accessible when specific DNS is used.We can ping to that website even if cannot browse.Also in some cases can reach the domain by using IP address (Ex: ...
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cannot get Mac to do dns-sd to CUPS print queue

I'm trying to create DNS records so that Macs on our network can auto-detect available printers via dns-sd (broadcast alone isn't an option due to our WAN environment) If I manually "Add" the CUPS ...
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DNS server (BIND) stops forwarding. Restart helps. Why?

I'm encountering very strange issue with my DNS server, which is set up to forward requests for a specific domain to another DNS server. After restarting named I'm able to resolve hostnames, but after ...
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dnsmasq not working to point .local addresses to 127.0.0.1

I'd like to get .local addresses (such as test.local) to point to 127.0.0.1 but it isn't working. I'm on latest Ubuntu. In /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf I commented out dns=dnsmasq then did ...
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How to set up a .local domain on Linx?

I have multiple nginx virtual hosts all pointing to localhost. Right now they have same name different ports localhost:8080, localhost:8081. Instead I'd like them to have same port different names ...
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Some pages in Chrome always redirect to ransom page at http://system-check-fyeltkhn.in

This is so weird and random that I have a problem explaining it fully. Since yesterday, those behaviors started: Some pages in Chrome are be always redirected to: ...
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DNS server cannot resolve ipredator.se domain

Since yesterday I cannot connect to ipredator.se anymore. Seems to be a DNS problem: $ nslookup ipredator.se Server: 127.0.1.1 Address: 127.0.1.1#53 ** server can't find ipredator.se: ...
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server actions to restore web mail access

A domain name, say foo.com, is registered to company ONE. The Address record of the DNS for that domain has been changed, to map foo.com with an IP which corresponds to a server of company TWO. ...
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Can only connect to shares using FQDN

I'm trying to connect to one of my network shares using a Macbook Pro. If I type smb://mysharealias.mycompany.com/users (which is an alias), I can view the share. However, if I just type ...
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How to finish my DNS setup?

I've been working on a small project the past couple days and have hit a small wall. This is what I have so far: Static IP from Comcast Registered Domain from Dynadot Local Arch Linux DNS box ...
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SSHD reverse mapping fails, but nslookup, dig, and host resolve correctly

I just set up a dhcp/dns server to manage my home network. After I got everything up and running (and maybe before - I wasn't paying close attention), I noticed that logging into ssh was slow. I ...
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Why is Facebook's host machine not on the same network as its domain name?

Here's what I get when I ping facebook.com (the domain name) and www.facebook.com (host name of host machine)... According to http://superuser.com/a/59094/325893, the domain name (facebook.com) ...
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Forward everything from misspelled domain (DNS)

I have two domains: example.com exampel.com (wrongly spelled version of 1) Now, I want to 'forward' everything from domain 2 to domain 1, so for example: www.exampel.com --> www.example.com (for ...