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

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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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Why can I ping google.com, but not nasa.gov?

Why can I ping google.com, but not nasa.gov? I have to ping it like this ping www.nasa.gov Is it because of DNS record of NASA? Also how does a ping response time improve? ping google.com time ...
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How can I set my DNS settings using the command-prompt or PS?

Through the CLI (either cmd.exe or PowerShell) on Windows 7, how do I edit the TCP/IP DNS parameters for a specific network adapter?
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Why a DNS server on an ATA?

I was portscanning this home network from the outside and found three open ports: telnet(!), http and domain. I quickly realized that those ports were belonging to an Eltek R7121-L1 ATA that is ...
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How to switch between DNS suffixes using CMD (netshell)?

at my job, I have to manually switch between: 1) append primary and connection specific DNS suffixes and 2) Append parent suffixes of the primary DNS suffix a bunch of times per day (due to a ...
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Error message while connecting to EC2 instance via Cygwin

I am trying to connect my EC2 instance using the directions my instructor provided below: "To connect to EC2 via Cygwin on Windows, you need to handle two key idiosyncrasies. First, the Windows ...
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Can't connect to one specific website after making VPN connection

When I login to my VPN and immediately after try connecting to a certain website (in this case http://www.sporza.be), Chrome responds with a "Oops, Chrome couldn't connect to..." message. I have to ...
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All steps to set up and resolve subdomain.localhost to 127.0.0.1?

I suddenly feel stubborn about my subdomain on localhost not working. My /etc/hosts file looks like this: 127.0.0.1 localhost 255.255.255.255 broadcasthost ::1 localhost fe80::1%lo0 ...
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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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Windows 7 dns resolve problems (mostly cmd)

More about the situation: I have my dns set to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 so these are probably fine communicator (skype/facebook chat) and all four web browsers in my system have no problem with dns ...
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redirect server to subdomain

i totally new in this kind of stuf. i have one webspace where my main domain is, i created there a subdomain, called cloud.awesom-media.de now i have a server with a different ip and i installed ...
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What happens if I change the DNS of system

I am using internet using Huawei USB Data Card. It has an option of Mobile broadband. and when I connect through mobile broadband I noticed that I can Change the IPv4 DNS address. What will happen if ...
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Do you need a static IP address to setup a Web Server?

I'm thinking of getting a virtual server with a Linux Debian operating system. Now, does a Web server need a static IP address to register to the DNS server and point the location? or how would you ...
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How to change the dns using command prompt?

I can't change my dns using the gui. Does anyone know how to change the DNS using command prompt in windows? Thanks
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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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Network issues, resolving host

My network connection randomly drops for a 5 minutes or so when I'm online. It always happens when I boot up my computer. I can tell because it says:resolving host in Chrome and I can't ping any ...
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Desktop keeps dropping off internet, modem working, wireless devices working

Super strange for the last 3 weeks, I go to use my desktop and I can't get on the internet. I get message in my browser that it can't get the page. Yet I look at my modem lights and the internet light ...
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Direcy DNS query to specific server on Mac

I found information as to how to direct a DNS query to a specific server via this link. However, I am using Mac OSX Mavericks and am having trouble replicating.
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Mysql resolving 127.0.0.1 to hostname [duplicate]

I'm trying to connect to mysql using the command mysql -h 127.0.0.1 It comes up with the error ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'mydomain.com' (using password: NO) Why is ...
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Mysql resolving 127.0.0.1 to hostname

I'm trying to connect to mysql using the command mysql -h 127.0.0.1 It comes up with the error ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'mydomain.com' (using password: NO) Why is ...
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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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No internet connection with “Obtain DNS server address automatically” IPv4 settings

I had to setup a new workstation at work today, but couldn't get connected to the internet before looking at and following the other computer's in the office DNS settings as follows: Use 8.8.8.8, ...
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White label Nameservers (RDNS): IP and BIND Syntax Questions

Some questions regarding setting a RDNS on a DNS cluster using BIND/WHM/cPanel + WHM DNS Only. Objective Setting up a DNS Cluster of: East US | Xen | CentOS 6.5 | with WHM/cPanel VPS | 2 IPv4 | ...
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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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Windows Server 2008 R2 cannot change DNS Domain Context on some machines

So I have a small Windows Server 2008 R2 network consisting of a domain controller, a file server, SQL server, etc. All machines are joined to a windows domain (CPUSHIELD.COM) and show up in Active ...
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DNS records - Site defualts to old https site

I updated the DNS records for a site, which has a https version of the site. Instead of going to the new site which is http not https, the browsers will want to default to the old https version of the ...
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Local DNS queries fail on server but work on clients

I have Ubuntu 14.04 server and I have Bind9 installed on it and configured. On client computers I have the DNS server address set to this server. nslookup for my custom DNS entries return the correct ...
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How to block Google DNS on my TD-W8961ND router

How to block Google DNS on my TD-W8961ND router? I want to watch my US Netflix on Chromecast here in the UK, but it will not broadcast the US Netflix over. I have been reading on a few different ...
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I need to resolve a given TLD by using a known DNS server

We have a VPN to another network and that network has a DNS server with a few resources we want to resolve by name. On a Mac I can add a file in /etc/resolver called thing.place.com inside which I ...
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How to list all DNS names pointing to an IP?

I know – for example – that there are two DNS names for an IP. However nslookup ip only returns one record. How do I get all the records for an IP?
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kernel upgrade causes ping to fail

I am facing some strange problem. I compiled the latest linux kernel and used "make localmodconfig" to create my .config file. In the new kernel "ping google.com" does not work. However the following ...
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DNS server won't work! [Bind9 running on Debian 7; virtualized through Proxmox 3.1]

First I'd like to thank everyone in advance for helping me - communities like this are exactly what amatuers like myself need when faced with perplexing issues. I've recently begun virtualizing ...
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DNS server isn't responding windows 8.1

I have been having a very weird problem the last week with my laptop. For some reason I lose connection to the DNS server. I have figured out that if I change the DNS server to Google's, 8.8.8.8 and ...
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Intermittently, WiFi internet stops working when connected to VirtualBox host-only adapter with no internet connection

I have a virtual network set up between an Ubuntu VM and my Windows 8.1 laptop, hooked into the Host-Only network adapter. This provides an Apache server and DNS for this specific connection. This ...
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Unable to access website via hostname, but able to access via IP

this is probably a newbie question, but I won't learn if I don't ask :) I have a ubuntu webserver that hosts my website, and I have a no-ip account that provides the hostname. I was able to access ...
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DNS Server won't work! [Bind 9 on Debian 7; Virtualized CT through Proxmox]

First I'd like to thank everyone in advance for helping me - communities like this are exactly what amatuers like myself need when faced with perplexing issues. I've recently begun virtualizing ...
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Port Routing/DNS for individual program

Problem: Flickr has closed its http api leaving an https only api. My favourite uploader is no longer maintained, so this change broke it. My current solution to this is to set up a reverse proxy ...
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DNS resolution for some domains fail but dig +tcp works

On my home internet connection, I'm able to resolve most domains but none of the sub-domains of cloudfront.net resolve. $ dig @8.8.8.8 resolver-identity.cloudfront.net ; <<>> DiG ...
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www0.sun.ac.za replies to pings?

I am working in a hosting environment. I was troubleshooting a dns issue and meant to ping www.sun.ac.za (local town university) and made a typo while specifying the host. I specified www0.sun.ac.za ...
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I cannot go to google.com and other websites due to invalid certificate; possible DNS issue?

I am using Windows 7 on my PC's and my wife and I both have IPhones. About a 2 weeks ago I was having a problem on the PC's where google.com would sometimes give a 404 not found and then in the ...
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What does “ww35” or “ww20” mean in a URL or domain, like in ww35.mydomain.com? [duplicate]

What does "ww35" or "ww20" mean in a URL or domain like, in ww35.mydomain.com? What is they used for? Why when I visit some page using these, receive a message "This IP has been banned". Which IP ...
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How can I get IP/host using windows commandline?

nslooup something.com 127.0.0.1 nslooup 10.20.30.40 127.0.0.1 will send a query to 127.0.0.1 UDP 53. I want to use "127.0.0.1:545/UDP" as a DNS resolver. Is there any good commandline tool(Open ...
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How to figure out which application is sending a DNS query on OS X?

Using Wireshark, I found some unusual DNS queries that were ad-related. But I don't know which application was doing this. Is there any way to figure that out?
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By what route do packets travel if I use an external IP address for my home server?

Question If I connect to my home server via the domain name (i.e. via the external IP address), where do the packets travel? Do they travel to the home router, to my ISP router, and then back? ...
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Have Windows Server DNS redirect request to another DNS server on the same domain

I have purchased a domain name with a registrar and am using a registrars DNS. For example I have a wiki.mydomain.com in registrar's DNS manager. It is mapped to an external IP of our web server. On ...
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How can I set up a 'local' domain so that everyone on my local network can view a locally hosted site?

I want to set up MediaWiki on one of my home machines, and then have all requests made on the local network for 'wiki.home' or 'wiki.local' point to that box. I know that this can be done by editing ...
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block network access to a domain (ubuntu)

I have a few ubuntu servers in various geographies. I want to block all outgoing connections from all ubuntu machines (all processes) to several domains, e.g. www.server.com. I know iptables can block ...
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Is it a good idea to tweak the hosts file to speed up internet browsing?

Yesterday I came across a Firefox extension called Speed DNS which claims to speed up browsing by performing DNS lookups in advance. According to the author, it "does DNS pre-resolution of all the ...
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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 301 to one address and A record to another

So I got domain.com. I want to make An A record pointing at 12.34.56.78 But I also want http://domain.com to redirect to http:myotherdomain.com (301) Is this possible? 12.34.56.78 is not begin used ...