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

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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 ...
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Can the order in which a DNS entry is looked up be changed?

Can the order in which an entry is looked up at the DNS or the hosts (/etc/hosts) be specified on Linux? E.g.: If I specify DNS then hosts then the name should be resolved using DNS first, and hosts ...
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Weird DNS Issue on XP

I've been having a strange, intermittent issue that I think is tied to DNS. It's hard to describe exactly, so I'm just going to list what's happened. I first noticed it with Facebook a few months ...
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DNS responding only to nslookup in Windows 7

I have an interesting DNS issue in AD (2008R2) which I can't find a way to debug. Mainly if from commandline I try ping <machinename> then I get the reply that the hostr isn't found. But when I ...
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Connected to office via VPN. How to resolve computer names?

I'm using VPN Tracker to get an VPN connection to work. My problem, though, is that I have to use ip addresses to connect to 'in-office'-computers. How can I make my mac resolve computer names ...
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Change DNS Server From Terminal (or script) on Mac OS X

How can I change my DNS server from the Terminal on Mac OS X? [I need this because my DNS is not working correctly with my VPN. Sometimes it's using the DNS for my main connection, and sometimes it's ...
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How to find out DNS server IP used by my router

I am using Comcast. And my router is set up to acquire DNS server automatically. How can I find out the IP address of the DNS server used by my router? I am using Windows. Is there some Windows ...
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Is there any free reverse DNS lookup service (DNS replication)? [closed]

I want to find all domain names that were resolved for a specific IP. How to do such a search? There is any free service/tool for that?
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Can DHCP provide DNS addresses when IP is static?

In Windows, when I select static IP (instead of DHCP-assigned one) I have to enter the IP address for DNS servers. Is there a way to manually set IP address yet obtain the DNS addresses from the DHCP ...
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How is DNS used by individual processes?

When resolving FQDNs or machine names to IP addresses on my local network (mycompany.internal) I can use dig on the command line (linux/mac) or nslookup (windows) to query the configured server and ...
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add a sub domain

i have an account with dyndns.com that i use to host my own website from an ubuntu desktop in my home: mydomain.dyndns.org i've added a subdomain as a virtual host in the apache server: ...
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slackware change dns permanently

I have done research and can change the DNS server by editing /etc/resolv.conf, but it seems like every time I reboot the setting is overwritten by something else... How can I stop whatever that edit ...
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How often does the DNS cache clear?

How often does the DNS cache clear on a Windows 7 machine?
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Fedora Linux keeps doing DNS requests to random sites

I have Fedora 12 Linux on my laptop with all the latest security updates installed. But when I open wireshark and view only dns requests (by adding a dns filter), I notice that my laptop keeps doing ...
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Google's DNS service: Google public DNS

Google declared their free DNS service, Google public DNS: To try it out: Configure your network settings to use the IP addresses 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as your DNS servers. They claim that: ...
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What to do when an ISP intercepts NXDOMAIN requests?

I think my ISP is intercepting NXDOMAIN requests. For instance, I type http://foo.bar.baz.foobarbaz into my address bar, and I am redirected to ...
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How does http://to./ work?

So I noticed this on Jeff's twitter. They don't have a tld, it seems? How've they done this? Magic, bribery, or did a no-tld tld open up recently?
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Quiet, low-power Router, DNS and Firewall on a UNIX network? [closed]

What is the best hardware device for running my DNS, Firewall and acting as a ADSL Router? Wifi sharing would be nice and running Linux would be a massive advantage too.
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What's the difference between “default gateway” and “preferred DNS server”?

TCP/IP Properties of a network connection in Windows Server 2003 has two different options, "Default gateway" and "Preferred DNS server".
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IE8 won't display webpages unless ip address is given

After installing IE8 I could no longer browse to a webpage using its URL. If I enter the ip address then it connects. Also, I can't send/receive email via Outlook, which seems to be a related ...
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Why does my internet connection fail intermittently?

On my laptop, my internet connection fails now and again. I'll go to a web page (Let's say Google) and I'll get page not found. I'll then sit and press F5 to refresh the page until eventually after a ...
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LAN sites not opening on Vista

I am on campus LAN. The local LAN (intranet) sites are not opening on my vista system. The internet is working fine. I have a dual boot with fedora. So in fedora everything is working fine ( all sites ...
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OpenDNS name servers

I'm using the below open DNS name servers which I got from a friend. Are they trustable? 4.2.2.1, 4.2.2.2, 4.2.2.3, 4.2.2.4, 4.2.2.5, 4.2.2.6
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change dns resolution based on where I am

If I am in the office I want server.mycompany.com to resolve to 192.168.2.2. If I am in the wild I want server.mycompany.com to resolve to whatever mycompany.dyndns.com resolves to. Windows 7. How ...
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Windows 7 not appending connection-specific DNS suffix

I have a Windows 7 machine I'm trying to setup for development. Typically we access our development domains using a URL like user.site.dev. The DNS is setup for user.site.dev.sd.ourdomain.com. I am ...
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In Google Apps, is there a way to completely hide the fact that you're using Google? [closed]

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 ...