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

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Is google DNS server a placebo?

Okay maybe not, but i am a bit confused, The address of the DNS server is obtained by the modem (via DHCP) so why does it matter if we change the DNS address in windows? Is operating system's ...
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Personal /etc/hosts?

/etc/hosts lets you set system-wide hostname lookups. Is there a place in OS X to set per-user hostnames? I use two user accounts on my laptop and I'd like to override IP addresses for just one of ...
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Browser redirects almost all of links to Adfoc.us fixed? [on hold]

So you have this redirect to adfoc.us / aliexpress scum right? I had it on one LAN computer that never downloaded any bad stuff and no hacked softwares and such. All nice and shine and legal. But my ...
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what does it mean if nslookup and ping fail to resolve a host name but tracert does not?

This problem concerns an internal DNS server that for some reason sometimes fails to resolve the host names of some machines on the network. When it fails to resolve a host name, and this can happen ...
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What information leaks through local DNS lookups when torrenting?

Using uTorrent + a Socks5 Proxy for anonymity, what kind of information might leak through local DNS lookups? Here's my current config: As you can see, I enabled local DNS lookups, and it severly ...
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DNS record with two IP addresses

I have two computers with different public IP address. On the first machine let's say it has IP 11.22.33.44 is installed apache with some site. On the second machine with IP 55.66.77.88 is installed a ...
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Browser redirects almost all of links to Adfoc.us

Since yesterday, most of users in our region and as far as I know, many other peoples received a lot of link redirection. most of these redirection are going to adfoc.us website. this redirection ...
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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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Google DNS precludes use of local servers

When using Google DNS, I am unable to DNS resolve local servers. For example, I have a local webserver known as COMPUTER8, which handles some requests. However, when using Google DNS, the DNS fails ...
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download.microsoft.com won't resolve

Currently, I am unable to download Windows updates to my PC (Windows 7), and I have discovered that the reason behind this is that Windows cannot resolve download.microsoft.com. Running nslookup will ...
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DNSCrypt not working - server certificate possibly expired

I have been using DNSCrypt for a few days (used this guide to install dominustemporis.com/2014/05/dnscrypt-on-windows-update/) and it has been working fine for a few days. Today I switched on my ...
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Register a domain name with 💩 (unicode pile of poo) [on hold]

I'm a bit confused about the status of unicode domain names (internationalized domain name or IDN). (In case your font doesn't support it, the "💩" character in this question is "Unicode Character ...
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Split current network installation in two Vlans

here I got a (really) tricky problem In my home I have a basic router from my ISP and the DHCP Server that serves every mac address with a static IP in this configuration : Family devices : ...
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explorer or application does not resolve dns name but ping does

I made a win8pe with winbuilder everything works fine except that explorer does not resolve dns name, but it does work with ip address when try to access network server. for example, accessing ...
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How do DNS servers work?

I know that a domain name is resolved by a DNS server to an IP address, which is then used to reach the requested server. I'm slightly embarrassed that I don't know some of the details of how this ...
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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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Link Domain to home server

I've bought a domain (for i.e. www.mydomain.co.uk) and I've a home web server with nginx and PHP5. I want link the domain with my static home IP. What should I do? What I did: I tried to put in name ...
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Find a computer's hostname by IP address? ping/nbtstat/nslookup don't work

Note: Windows environment (servers & workstations): I'm having a small issue here at work where a server went down and the (not very smart) tech guys don't know which server was until we give them ...
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Add domain to VPS (DNS?) [migrated]

I have a VPS and some domains. I want to add one of my domains to the VPS. My VPS provider has send me his Nameservers like ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com and I changed these DNS records in my ...
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Add a DNS globally (to all ifaces)

I want to add an nameserver to be used on all connections. The DNS that I'm adding, opennic, will be giving responses for domains that my standard DNS will say don't exist. (.bit). I've added the ...
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Is there a dynamic DNS update utility packeged for Debian 7 (Wheezy)?

NoIP.com's free dynamic DNS service suggests installing an unpackaged Linux client on anything other than Ubuntu. Is there really no Debian package of a client (not necessarily theirs of course) which ...
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How to use dynamic dns with pre registered domain?

I want to use dynamic dns with my computer with my pre registered domain ,not with their subdomains but i faced a few problem: 1- noip.com don't let free user to do so (i guess). 2-I found ...
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DNS: CNAME entry breaks mail

We have a www.website.com on which www is CNAME to another website (third party service). However, when I ask the hosting company to forward website.com—without www—to the 3rd party web service, they ...
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Cant access QNAP via DNS

I have TS 219PII which up until recently I could access via my tablet using my DNS access : - ******.myqnapcloud.com:8080/cgi-bin/html/login.html?4.1.1.20140412. I can access my NAS locally via the ...
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GMAIL SMTP / DOMAIN / CLOUDFLARE / UBUNTU SERVER / H.E.L.P [closed]

' I Have A Ubuntu Server. 13.10 64x (128MB Ram, 0.6Ghz) I Have A Gmail Account. (ShayneEHartford@Gmail.Com) I Have A CloudFlare Account. (ShayBox.eu.org) I Have A Domain. ...
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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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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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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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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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Pointing a domain name to a webpage [migrated]

I'm hosting a project page on github at somedude.github.io/thingeroo and I own the thingeroo.com domain name (through 1&1.com). I know that I can set up a CNAME to point from thingeroo.com to ...
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Events ID 4013 For DNS and 1844 for Active Directory

i have newly register a virtual private server (windows 2008 R2), my problem is when i install an Active Directory and DNS Roles its raise the below events IDs 4013 For DNS and 1844 for Active ...
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Windows Server DHCP role not working correctly in VMware Player

I've got a Windows Server 2008 running in VMWare player with the following roles: Active Directory Domain Services DHCP DNS The server is using the following credentials: The IP of the (DNS) ...
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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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Which DNS server is used when there are multiple network interfaces?

I have two network interfaces on my computer on my Windows PC. Primary and Secondary DNS servers are defined per network interface so I can define 2 sets of DNS servers on two network interfaces. ...
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Single website not working from my connection

I live in Europe, and a few days ago several US websites broke down. (CNN, New York Times and The Verge). They all failed to respond and timed out. Short after that CNN and NYT started working again, ...
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I can SSH into server but no HTTP, FTP or Mail

I'm stumped I've been spending the last two days on this and am no closer to a solution. I've just purchased a virtual linux server and can't get it to work I can connect to the server over SSH from ...
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I'm using an external DNS, can my ISP detect that?

I tend to use Google's public DNS, I don't like my ISP DNS because it takes too much time to refresh. Today I have got a page from them saying that you should change the DNS to their DNS because they ...
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Mac can't resolve PC name on a local network

I have set up a simple http server on my local Windows 7 machine and I can access it from my Mac using the ip address and port number. However I can not access it using Windows machine's network name ...
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can't reach domain controller when internet interface is enabled

What I want: -Windows Server 2008 R2 guest acting as Domain Controller, internet access optional -Windows 7 guest joined to the domain, with internet access. My setup is this: Server network adapter ...
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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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How can I connect to UNC path on an external server in Windows Explorer?

I am using Windows Explorer and would like to connect to a certain IP address. After that, I want to connect to a different IP address through the server. Ex: A -> B -> C A is my current computer. B ...
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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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Difference Nslookup vs. ping -a

We are trying to setup reverse look-up zones in our Windows environment. Prior to setting up the zones, nslookup would fail to resolve an IP to hostname. Oddly ping -a would resolve a hostname. ...
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What is wrong with my Dynamic DNS settings?

I host my own website on a home iMac. The website is accessible from its local and remote IP addresses, but recently, the hostname stopped working because the DNS stopped updating. I have been ...
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Wildcard DNS versus 1&1's Glue Record

I would like anysubdomain.mydomain.com to go to mydomain.com, but keep the host set as anysubdomain.mydomain.com. I recently talked to them (1&1), and not sure if they are steering me in the ...
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301 redirect DNS issues related to Nginx change

I think I screwed up something in my Nginx configuration. Here is how I can explain it: I own a domain lets call it abc.com Before all the issues happened DNS was configured in the following way at ...
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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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DNS does not work after upgrading to OSX Yosemite

After upgrading to Yosemite I can no longer get online. I can pick an IP address on the web and get a response but DNS is not working. A ping command to google.com will fail, however an nslookup or ...
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How to simulate “global hosts file” on my LAN?

I would like to access machines on my LAN by names. Not with fully qualified names, but with names. Some of machines are Windows, another are Linux. All of them are obtaining IPs over DHCP, some of ...
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DHCP configuration for local DNS server

I have a server at home with several other computers/devices using DHCP to connect. The DHCP service is provided by the router. My ISP gives me a dynamic IP address so I use no-ip to get a fixed DNS ...