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

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Windows 8.1 - resolving host [dns]

I've moved to a new location yesterday, but i cannot reach any sites because it hangs in chrome on "resolving host". I've thought this was a router issue, but after putting my laptop on the same lan ...
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Cannot connect via RDP from one remote computer but can from another remote

I want to connect to my desktop computer from my notebook when I'm at church, but I cannot. Then, from the church, I connect to other remote computer at work, and from it, remotely, I successfully ...
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DNSUnlocker ads in Firefox

I'm getting bombarded with ads in my browser "Brought to you by DNSUnlocker". This seems to only be effecting one site, and only in Firefox. The site however is a local development version of a site ...
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How to automatically register IIS service into DNS

I would like to have IIS service running with identical content on two Windows 2012 servers. Servers are only accessible from the intranet. The goal is that if service is running its name (FQDN) can ...
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Lookup correct, yet no ping

I have setup a local raspberry pi to be a DNS server for the office. It worked (almost) perfectly, until we moved down a floor in the office. The firewall and setup for the network is exactly the ...
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How to block specific sites on Asus wifi router?

I have this router (Asus Wireless-N300 Router). Also I have Windows 7 workstation and ipad 4. The workstation is connected to router with help a ethernet cable. Ipad 4 gets internet on wifi. I want ...
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Azure dns does not resolve

I have started building a small application in an Azure VM. I want the VM to host a website which will be working as a portfolio. The thing is - neither the IP nor the DNS given by Azure resolve in a ...
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How to check if my ISP is changing in any way a request to Google's DNS?

The problem is that superuser.com, stackexchange.com and many other sites didn't work. When I was debugging the problem, I tried nslookup: user@host:~$ nslookup superuser.com 8.8.8.8 Server: ...
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How to load the new website IP in Windows?

I'm trying to access a website but I can not make my computer or router to recognize the new IP address. Previously, it took little time for this to happen but lately I'm waiting up to 24 hours. How ...
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Why blocking sites in OpenDNS does not work?

So, I have Asus WIFI router, which uses 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 DNS servers. My devices have 192.168.1.1 DNS server. I added some sites in https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/. ...
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Dynamically resolve hostname to multiple, prioritized IPs

I have a linux server connected to a VPN. At home, I use the same VPN on my laptop, while connected to the server directly through a wireless router. To do this, I have two entries in my /etc/hosts ...
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OpenWRT Chaos Calmer 15.05 DNS forwarding, custom DNS Server, DHCP option - nothing works

Okay, so essentially I'm trying to only forward one very specific address over one of those geo unblock dns proxy services. Namely Pandora.com. Don't judge, I like their raido stations better than ...
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Why do I have to use Google DNS on Home Router (CenturyLink)

I have a CenturyLink DDR2200, working with my PrismTV (same a U-Verse, but it's IPTV). For some reason, to use Apple's iMessage or FaceTime, I have to go into the device settings and change the DNS ...
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What DNS is my Powerdns recursor using?

I just setup a powerdns recursor under a clean Ubuntu 12.04 server. I didn't notice any difference in query times (using dig) so I looked at my /etc/resolv.conf file. I left nameserver=127.0.0.1 but ...
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Flush Chrome and Firefox DNS cache from command line?

Occasionally, I need to do a scorched Earth cleansing of my local DNS cachi. The most common scenario for this was that I was using OpenDNS, and when a name would fail to resolve (it was a hostname ...
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Windows 8 Chrome DNS issue

Sometimes when I want to visit random site I get "The server at www.something.here can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed" which looks pretty standard. When I go to ...
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Weird Internet Connection Issue

I'm experiencing internet issues all day with the following details: Skype works but can't log in (login probably requires dns). RDP connection to a server worked normally, but pinging my public ip ...
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Why update my domain's name servers to match the host?

I have a dedicated server with a static IP from "Company A" that I use to host my websites. All of the domains are registered and managed by "Company B". All I've ever done is update the DNS records ...
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Windows 7 svchost.exe publisher changing

I use GlassWire network monitor, and i saw some time ago that my svchost process is change his publisher and signification, and this can happend couple times per day. But when I change my DNS settings ...
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Site can't be Reached

I was just working hard on my Wordpress website. Its URL is http://blogani.com/ I logged off for days to do some work at home, and I leave to work on my website. After 2 or 3 days when I come to ...
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Open VPN Android/IOS client does not route traffic

I have open vpn server running on a raspberrypi with debian jessie. And it works fine with the open vpn client for windows. But the same ovpn file configuration that works for windows 7 does not seem ...
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Windows 7 DNS lookups failing and fixing themselves

I have one user who is sporadically unable to complete internal DNS queries and the problem fixes itself within 2-10 minutes and this problem has been lingering on for a couple months. I haven't been ...
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why function “host” gives different results when using IP instead of domain name?

I'm learning DNS, and when using the "host" bash function on Kali, i get different results according that i give the IP adress or its domain name equivalent: host -t ns axis.com => ...
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Urgent: Questions about DNSChangers [closed]

I ran some code from this question on Stack overflow... do not open the fiddle. I fear that it has changed my DNS. Here are some questions: Does a DNS change affect one computer or all computers ...
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How to know if your computer is hit by a dnschanger virus?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is on the final stage of its Operation Ghost Click, which strikes against the menace of the DNSChanger virus and trojan. Infected PCs running the ...
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When on VPN, can't load any sites that belong to Google

I work from home and I VPN into the office. We are a remote team all over the country and we use Google Hangouts to video conference. After I VPN, I then RDP onto my desktop which is a physical ...
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UDP fails horribly after waking from sleep (and maybe without sleep too)

We've got a PC running Windows 7 Home Premium that fails in a rather odd way after waking from sleep (and possibly other times as well, we haven't been keeping detailed records). The most obvious ...
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Not able to block some websites using /etc/hosts

I want to block social media websites on my computer so that I can avoid distractions and work in peace. One solution I came across was to modify the /etc/hosts file to point to localhost, so I tried ...
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Can't open non-https sites. Connection timeout error in browser

Connecting to any http site results into - This site can’t be reached mangapanda.com took too long to respond. ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT HTTPS links work fine. OS - Windows 8 ...
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How to display DNS cache without using ipconfig?

I am having a problem trying to get the DNS cache without using ipconfig. I am unable to use the ipconfig tool and was looking for an alternative command line tool to display the DNS cache, just like ...
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Configuring DNS to resolve root remotely and subdomain locally

Let's say I own the domain example.com, and have a website hosted on an external server at http://example.com, which is also accessible from http://www.example.com. I want to run my local OwnCloud ...
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How to bypass proxy from intranet

I work in company branch and my company don't have internet acces, They just use intranet. lately we know than we can surf with proxy setting in our browser, use main company IP and user password too. ...
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Cisco AnyConnect vpn stops internet connection in Windows 8

I have a VPN set up through Cisco AnyConnect 3.1.04072 on a Windows 8 laptop. I can connect to the vpn, but as soon as I do, all internet traffic stops. I've been researching for days now and I ...
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Bypass ISP DNS hijacking with OpenWRT DNSMasq

So my ISP is blocking some site left and right, changing the DNS manually is not working due to Transparent DNS Proxy. The workaround is possible by installing DNSCrypt in my computer, however not ...
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In Google Apps, is there a way to completely hide the fact that you're using Google? [on hold]

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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DNS reverse resolution

I'm learning DNS and I have a question about reverse resolution. On Wikipedia french version it's said that if client A has 192.168.0.0/25 and client B has 192.168.0.128/25 then to resolve an IP from ...
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How do I disable a router-assigned IPv6 DNS server?

I am using dnsmasq on a network as a DHCP and DNS server. The DNS service is required in order to resolve names of hosts internal to the network. However, when interfaces supporting IPv6 configure ...
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dns behavior on home network

I set up bind on 192.168.0.1 machine. Also, I have subscribed to a domain service, so I use mydomain.net (sanitized name) for the FQDN in my home network. When I do an $ nslookup "name of ...
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Netgear router DNS issues, config page inaccessible

I have a netgear WNDR4500v2 router, which for the last several months has been having strange DNS-related(?) issues. For several months, routerlogin.net and http://192.168.1.1 (the current gateway) ...
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Windows unable to resolve hostnames

I have two Windows 7 machines on my home network that always give 'Unreachable' errors when I try to access any site. The other devices on the same network work fine (iPhone, iPad, Mac, Ubuntu) The ...
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Are name server's data public, and how to retrieve them if they are?

Knowing the IP of a name server, is it possible to retrieve the "associations" that this server does between numerical IPs and domain names? For example, a name server who would manage the domain ...
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Linksys WRT1900AC custom domain routing

Can I configured on the router so that domain-abc.com maps to a designated public IP? Currently I can do it by configuring /etc/hosts to map the domain to any public IP on my workstation. However, I ...
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Why is my computer suddenly using NBNS instead of DNS?

I have a Windows 7 laptop which I regularly use to access wireless internet when traveling. Normally, everything connects and functions as expected, but as of 4 days ago, I have noticed that I am ...
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dynamic DNS for 3G USB modem

I had a doubt. Is it possible to setup ddns on a 3G dongle ? I want to be able to connect to the device connected to the dongle from anywhere in the world . That is, even if Ip address changes ...
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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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Is my router infected? DNS settings affected

I see that when I browse on my mobile devices (phones, tablets) in my network, the browser gets redirected to malware/adware that says my device is damaged and I should repair it, install some ...
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Certain site is getting redirected to another page

My ISP is known for their intrusive behavior. Let's say warheat1990.com is a porn/gambling site with IP address 77.77.77.77 (my ISP will block these site). When I open warheat1990.com from my ...
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Website on Server A and Mails on Server B?

Lets assume i do have a domainname called BUGGLES.COM on SERVER A. I want to host the website for that domain on SERVER A but everything realted to emails should be on SERVER B. I want to be able to ...
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Changing Gateway and DNS addresses with batch file

I'm having a little crisis every time I have to change the gateway in order to access different sites from my workplace. It's time consuming and I'd be really glad if someone provides me with a script ...
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Samba4 + Kerberos + BIND9 + winbind on Ubuntu 14.04

i have trouble to setup samba4 kerberos and bind9 to work as DC (all services are installed on one machine). i have post my cfg files after next paragraph. The problems is if i try to run smbclient ...