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

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Guest network connected to internet fine, but primary network did not work

Hope the expert here can help me. I tried to connect to my primary network it, it indicated as connected, whether i try to go to any website , a little "!" will appear next to the signal bars. When ...
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Ubuntu getting wrong hostname from DHCP

When provisioning new Ubuntu Precise (12.04) servers, the hostname they're getting seems to be generated from the DNS search path, not a reverse lookup on the hostname. Take the following ...
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Editing hosts file don't block ad from showing up

I probably had some mis-understanding toward host files. so my understanding is that hosts file is the first priority DNS lookup place. sometimes I will encounter some annoying websites like this one ...
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Connect to Linux by name rather than IP

I'm new to Linux (currently running Ubuntu 10.04) and I have just finished setting up SSH access to my Linux Machine. Currently, I have to use ssh root@x.x.x.x to connect but would much rather be ...
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Can you surf to a site that has shared hosting with ipadress?

Is it possible to surf to a site that has shared hosting on the web hotel with the ipadress? Can you change the hosts file in any way?
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dig not working in a virtual host environment

I have installed three virtual machines (RHEL 6) on virtualbox, and attached a bridged mode network to all machines i have to use my first machine to be a DNS and the second and third machine should ...
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How to call a website from pc using a non registered domain name?

Usually When you ping a website (e.g Google.com) it replies with a specific Ip My question is: Is there anyway where you can call a website and replies with an IP you have set manaually like 1.2.3.4 ...
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Network disconnect with netgear router

I buy a netgear R6250 for my home. I have more than 10 devices connected by wifi, so it seem be good to this. But, I have a problem with it: I lost internet connection some times. I need to ...
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What is the difference between Public DNS and public IP in AWS ec2?

I found that in ec2 there are two things public DNS and public IP ec2-XX-XXX-190-196.ap-southeast-1.compute.amazonaws.com and xx.255.190.196 Both can access through ssh and ping. So ...
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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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How does Unlocator work?

Unlocator is able to remove location based restrictions on websites and other internet services by simply using their DNS servers. I'd like to understand how this works on a technical level. I ...
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Strange Local DNS issue involving Comcast, not a Comcast User

I have a network with 3 desktops (2 x Win7 x64, 1 x Win7 x32) connected via ethernet and 1 laptop (Win7 x64) connected via wireless most of the time using a Linksys WRT54GS. I have a desktop ...
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How do I setup a local DNS server on Mac OS Lion?

I had some serious lag to resolve website address and sometimes things simply wouldn't load (pages kept loading for 5+ minutes without even a timeout error). So I had setup a local dns server/cache ...
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Ping PC goes to wrong Domain

Quite new to the whole DNS Setup. Work has just made me a Domain Admin and I am adding a SCCM server to the network. This isn't really the issue. I added the server to the DNS. This PC is on a ...
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Internet completely messed up after closing VPN

I use a VPN from time to time that lets me access certain resources (eg. music sites) that would normally be restricted to the US. I recently got an account for PrivateInternetAccess which works fine ...
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Router(s) Issue: DNS queries sporadically fail with multiple computers hooked in

Basically, after anywhere from 5-60 minutes, DNS queries fail for a few minutes, then slowly begin to resolve correctly. Then the cycle repeats. This occurs only when more than one computer is on the ...
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How to add a non-authoritative DNS entry?

So I was doing whois microsoft.com and this was the output: MICROSOFT.COM.ARE.GODDAMN.PIGFUCKERS.NET.NS-NOT-IN-SERVICE.COM MICROSOFT.COM.CAN.GO.FUCK.ITSELF.AT.SECZY.COM MICROSOFT.COM.EENGURRA.COM ...
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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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How to reference a PPP adapter in Windows command?

When using the windows command ipconfig /all, the result will show a PPP adapter followed by a long name closed with braces. It looks like the below image: When I try to set the DNS of my PPP ...
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Ping fails to find host but NSLookup resolves okay

We have an intermittent problem on Windows 8 whereby Ping fails to find the host but NSLookup resolves it correctly. Ping host1 - fails with ping could not find host Ping host1.domain.local - also ...
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Using VPN connection in OSX will only route through the first service in “Service Order”

I am trying to get my VPN connection to only route network traffic related to my workplace through the VPN connection and any other traffic through my Wi-Fi connection. If I have my Wi-Fi at the top ...
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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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firewall detecting outgoing connections of weird hostnames

Recently, I am monitoring every outgoing connection with the help of my firewall. Sometimes when I want to connect to the Internet I receive alerts that some strange looking hostname is going to have ...
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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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Resolving local hostnames with D-Link DIR-657 router

How can I resolve local hostnames with the D-Link DIR-657 router? With my old router I could just enter the device name followed by .home, eg. raspberrypi.home. However neither of these seems to ...
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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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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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ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED in Chrome on a single site

Our internet connection at the office went down for a bit yesterday, and now Chrome can't find youtube.com. I get the ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED error, even though the site loads perfectly fine in other ...
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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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i can't access to some websites or play online games [closed]

I can't access to sites like imgur, wikihow or play games like strife. I tried /flushdns, delete cookies cache and temp things I changed my dns but seems to not work
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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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How do I fix the error socket.gaierror: [Errno -2] Name or service not known on debian/testing?

As you can see here I am able to reproduce this bug on my debian/testing system: (Debian GNU/Linux wheezy/sid) Do you have any suggestions for fixing this? My eglibc-source is up to date: ...
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How SmartDNS Works

If you travel outside the US you'll notice that most of the streaming services like Netflix, Pandora, hulu etc are blocked, usually by the service providers themselves. To get around that, people use ...
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DNSMasq return special records for specific IP requesters

I have DNSMasq setup as a forwarding DNS server. I would like to know if it's possible to configure it to return specific A record if the IP address of the client matches a certain criteria. So ...
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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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Unable to access most internet sites error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

I have problems accessing most websites, only a couple work (grooveshark, google, facebook). On almost all others I get errors. Here is what I got using different browsers: Opera: This website is not ...
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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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Why is 'ping' unable to resolve a name when 'nslookup' works fine?

On my Windows XP workstation, I can find the machine I want to connect to in DNS with nslookup: nslookup wolfman Server: dns.company.com Address: 192.168.1.38 Name: wolfman.company.com Address: ...
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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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Google Chrome “resolving host” error on every DNS except OpenDNS

Pretty much what the title says. I'm running Windows 8 x64, using a USB wireless adapter. Things I have tried -ipconfig renew/release/flushndns plus system restart -trying various DNS' (Google, ...
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Name resolution for the name…timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded

I am getting this message in system event during my PC startup Name resolution for the name website.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded. And another same message ...
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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 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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domain MX record not found while installing Zimbra

I am getting this error: DNS ERROR resolving MX for localhost.localdomain It is suggested that the domain name have an MX record configured in DNS Re-Enter domain name? [Yes] named file: $ttl ...
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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 make Firefox use TCP for DNS

I want to use TCP for DNS, to bypass my ISP's slow and broken DNS servers. I'm not using (and don't want to use) a proxy. Note: I want to use DNS over TCP because if I use it over udp, no matter what ...