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

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How to set the hostname according to the DNS name on Ubuntu 9.10?

Motivation I have to manage a lot of virtual machines that I create by copying a template (VmWare image). Problem Now I have the problem that in the template the file /etc/hostname contains a given ...
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Is there a way to 'include' a separate file in /etc/hosts?

Is there any way to 'include' another file within the /etc/hosts file? Particularly I want to include a non-protected (-rw-rw-rw) file so I can easily edit it in something like TextMate without having ...
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How can I route a domain to my box at home?

I currently own my own domain, and have been using dyndns.com's "custom DNS" to allow me to redirect 'example.com' to my website at home, which is on a dynamic IP. I've now switched over to a VPS ...
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Setting up a router as a DNS server only

I have a Linksys WRT54GL router that I don't need anymore, since I had to buy a 3G capable router (Dovado 3GN). As I only have a 3G connection at home, I want to optimize it as much as possible. I ...
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Use Dynamic DNS to access Java servlet, still need port forward?

If I use Dynamic DNS such as the free service at https://www.dyndns.com, do I still need to set up static IP and do port forward ? I have a DSL, most likely with dynamic IP address, and I run a Java ...
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Is the hosts file ignored in windows if DNS Client service is running?

I've seen a number of articles about how to edit the hosts file in Windows 7, but it's all about how to open notepad as administrator, not the actual behavior of the dns lookups afterward. I've read ...
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Configure a SPF rule on Ubuntu

Where I can create/insert the SPF rules to allow a external server to authenticate and send e-mails using the domain name of my server running Ubuntu? I need to insert this rule: v=spf1 ...
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DNS lookup of GTLD servers using dig

I ran the following command on linux >> dig . I got the following response ;; AUTHORITY SECTION: . 281 IN SOA A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. NSTLD.VERISIGN-GRS.COM. 2010032400 1800 900 ...
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OpenVPN DNS: VPN DNS stomping local VPN

I've finally noodled with OpenVPN enough to get it working. Even better, I can mount samba drives, ping network machines through the TUN device, etc - it's all great. However, I'm noticing that if I ...
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Can I buy a wireless access point that also acts as a DNS nameserver? [closed]

I was wondering if I buy a wireless access point/router that also acts as a DNS nameserver for DHCP clients. I can see the hostnames of my home devices in the DHCP clients table of the router I have, ...
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transient DNS issues with certain sites in Snow Leopard

I'm having a rather bizarre DNS issue with Snow Leopard. Certain sites - MSNBC.com being the most noticeable for me - have an odd issue with DNS, in all browsers. After not visiting the site after a ...
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How can I get my home machines to connect to each other via hostname?

I've got a standard Linksys router and a few laptops - mix of Windows Vista and Mac OS X. Shouldn't my router act as a DNS server to resolve hostnames for the machines within my local network? If not, ...
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Aventail VPN connection doesn't work

I installed the Aventail VPN client on both the Mac and a Windows 7 machine, both on my home network. When I try to connect one or the other (I make sure one is disconnected before connecting through ...
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resolv.conf not working properly with Ethernet in Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo X200 laptop on which I am running Ubuntu 9.10. Recently, (I assume after some updating, but I really don't know) my ethernet port stopped working under Linux. A more tech/linux-savvy ...
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Host name resolution on a home network

I have several machines (both virtual and physical) in my internal network at home. Currently I have to connect via 1P addresses. The one main machine I connect with to all the other machines is ...
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Connect to host by name using a Linksys wrt54g as my router and dhcp server

I have a Linksys WRT54G router at my house. How do I enable/perform connect-by-name on my network (like "kitchen" and "musicbox") on Windows XP, Linux (Ubuntu and CentOS), and Mac clients? Sometimes ...
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How can browsers in VMs resolve hostnames of websites on parent PC?

I have a number of local websites in development on my Windows PC, set up as virtual hosts within Apache, with hostnames (along the lines of dev.example.com) resolved via the hosts file, so I can test ...
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Application that will tell the DNS server for my PC and network

What application can determine the best DNS server for my PC or network?
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Alternative to Open DNS

do you know of any alternatives to open DNS. I'm sick and tired of having to see the sites that I want to block every time I reboot my system they reappear again. I have the updater and set the the ...
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How to choose a sensible local domain name for a home network?

Is there any convention on possible naming for local domain names (like .local), apart from not using any possible or existing top-level domain? Wikipedia says that .local conflicts with zeroconf ...
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Should I use Google Public DNS service for my desktop?

What are the pros and cons of using Google Public DNS resolution service?
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DNS lookup fails but nslookup works

I have DNS lookup problems on my internal network. I'm using an internal DNS server with the IP 192.168.1.254. If I use nslookup everything works like it should: >hawk:~ user$ nslookup ...
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Preferred DNS server: Router or ISP

I'm making my computer have a static IP address so I need to set a DNS server, should I set the Preferred DNS server setting on my computer to the IP of my router, or should I set it to the IP of my ...
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Why can't my FreeBSD 6.1 (vmware player client under Win7) do DNS in Bridged mode

I have a 64-bit FreeBSD 6.1 client, running under Windows 7 (64-bit) via VMWare player 3.0, with networking set to bridge mode. DHCP goes fine on boot... I get correct adress/gateway/nameserver ...
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Change dns nameserver - Ubuntu 9.10

When I edit /etc/resolv.conf, it is overwritten right away with the old configuration. How do I really change the nameserver on Ubuntu Server 9.10?
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DD-WRT: DNSMasq expand-hosts not working

I have a Linksys router running DD-WRT (Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (09/08/09) mini). I have it successfully resolving the DNS names for my DHCP-assigned systems, but only when I fully-qualify those ...
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Mobile Internet Problem

I am using mobile dial up on ubuntu. However, SOMETIMES even though I am connected to the ISP, I do not have any entries in /etc/resolv.conf. I often restart network-manager or networking hoping it ...
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How to setup wampserver to be accessible on the internet

Is it possible? I just want to access my files on the pc when I'm outside. Is it possible using dyndns or any other free service on the internet.
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How can I find any domain name that resolves to IP within a given net range?

For example, given the range: 172.128.0.0 - 172.191.255.255 I need to find some domain that resolves to an IP-adress within the range. Is it possible ? I'm using a Linux system.
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Cisco VPN Client interrupts connectivity to my LDAP server

I run an LDAP server on my home network to store accounts, automount entries, etc. I spent a lot of time getting the LDAP server configured properly for OS X clients, and everything seems to work, ...
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pings for unknown hosts ping 8.15.7.100

Running Ubuntu 9.04. I can ping hosts all day long but when I try to ping a host that doesn't exist, it instead sends pings to 8.15.7.100, which turns in to packet loss, but I'd prefer it if it told ...
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added entry to hosts file (ubuntu); can ping ok; cannot nslookup

added entry to /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 testjd.com can ping ok ping testjd.com PING test.com (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.100 ms ...
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ping does not resolve the host - always appends a domain

The problem seems to be relatively easy, but I can't find good solution. Configuration I have local DHCP and DNS server running on ADSL router. It assigns IP addresses to local hosts and also keeps ...
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Windows DNS resolution

I can't connect to a server in my domain C:\Users\evil>nslookup winserver Server: m0n0wall.local Address: 192.168.123.254 Name: winserver Address: 192.168.123.246 this is ok, nslookup ...
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vpnc Not Adding Internal DNS Servers to resolv.conf

I'm trying to setup vpnc on Ubuntu. When I run vpnc, my resolv.conf file does not get changed. It still only contains my ISP's name servers: #@VPNC_GENERATED@ -- this file is generated by vpnc # ...
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Switching between DNS addresses easily

Sometimes I need to use preferred and alternate DNS server addresses, and sometimes I need Windows to obtain it automatically. The common approach to switch between those addresses is: Right click ...
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Set DNS manually on KDE

The Network Manager on KDE gets DNS configuration from DHCP and sets it automatically, but I would like to use the Google Public DNS. If I overwrite /etc/resolv.conf with nameserver 8.8.8.8 it still ...
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How to do DNS through a proxy in Firefox?

I am using Firefox 3.5.7 with FoxyProxy. I have an ssh tunnel forwarding 8080 through to an HTTP proxy server on the other end. With FoxyProxy, I send work traffic direct but everything else goes ...
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Cannot access certain URL on my wireless

Problem: On my wireless network at home, there is one URL that I just cannot access with my browser: http://research.microsoft.com/ I have no problems with the Internet connection otherwise. But ...
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Is the DNS a name record relevant if I forward the domain?

I'm using GoDaddy for my domains and NearlyFreeSpeech for my hosting. I want to keep using GoDaddy for my DNS needs as it comes free with the domains. In GoDaddy, I added a CNAME record for ...
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Do I have to wait 60 days to transfer website from hosting service to another hosting?

My current website is hosted on a website called my hosting panel. It has Plesk installed over there, and it's really frustrating trying to upload files, see the changes, since you put ...
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Strange DNS problem [seems to be IPv6 issue]

I'm experiencing strange problems with my Kubuntu 9.10 when doing DNS requests from various applications. The requests are extremely slow, so loading any pages in Firefox or Konqueror, doing package ...
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Can't find advanced settings on my SMC router

Trying to change my SMC router's WAn setting to use opendns dns. Following the instructions: https://store.opendns.com/setup/device/smc I don't see advanced settings anywhere, and none of the menu ...
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DNS servers cached and won't go away

I'm having an odd problem that probably has a simple solution that I'm missing. I switched our wireless router to different DNS servers (google's public DNS in lieu of our ISPs). In the router ...
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How to remove .local dns suffix on Windows 7?

I am using a speaker share application called SpeakerShare. What it does is simply share a server's speaker. When I am trying to connect to a server from a client, the server returns ...
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I need some basic help setting up CNAME and apache correctly

I have the grasp of setting up multiple name-based domains on Apache 2 using virtual hosts. Say I have a domain name called 'domain.com'. I now want to set up a sub domain of this, like ...
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DNS / DHCP Issues

I just got back from a site visit where I had to use a fixed IP, gateway, and DNS address. When off the main network there, I used a USB 3G modem with no problem, but as soon as I got home, I could ...
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Convince my boss's Mac the website has moved

We just changed the IP address of our web site, but I don't know how to get my client's mac to look at the new site. She is seeing the "site has moved" message, but everybody else is just fine. I ...
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Windows using the DNS suffix search list on all lookups, even valid FQDNs. How to stop this?

When doing DNS lookups (specifically using nslookup, for some reason most things are not effected) Windows XP Pro SP3 is using the DNS suffix search list for every single one. Even for fully qualified ...
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How to redirect a domain to another one on my machine only?

I want all requests from my machine to example.com be redirected to example.com.edgesuite.net I tried adding the following line to the hosts file both on Windows and Linux ...