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Can you go to a website by typing the IP address into the address bar?

TL;DR It depends on the server's configuration. A quick positive example is one.one.one.one / 1.1.1.1. I'm assuming you're following the usual lecture on your Computer Networking course about how ...
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Hiding public IP address while using free DynDns?

One of these risks occured to me a few days ago when I started to ping the given domain name and it showed my clear public ip adress. I then tried to use a generic "IP-lookup" website and ...
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Can you go to a website by typing the IP address into the address bar?

The IP stack isn't really 'aware' or 'care' about the IP. All DNS does is tell you "this domain name is at this IP". In the 'simplest' sense there's no difference between either scenario - ...
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Can you go to a website by typing the IP address into the address bar?

Call me crazy but none of the current answers contains the word "header", which is the most important part for a web server like Apache, Nginx etc. to resolve the correct site. The host ...
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How can I perform an mDNS lookup on Windows?

nslookup is exclusively a DNS client, not an mDNS client nor a generic hostname lookup tool. It completely ignores the whole "hostname lookup" system that the OS has, instead manually ...
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How can I perform an mDNS lookup on Windows?

As mentioned in u1686_grawity's answer, nslookup from Windows Command Prompt does not work with mDNS. To get the IP address of a device you can use the PowerShell command Resolve-DnsName <hostname&...
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Why does Firefox refuse to load sites if there is an entry in the ‘/etc/hosts’ file in macOS 14.4.1 (Sonoma)?

Take a look a your Firefox configuration (about:config) and search for network.trr.exclude-etc-hosts and make sure it is set to true. If true we parse the /etc/hosts file and exclude any host names ...
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How to query for DNS over HTTPS/DNS over TLS using command line?

Besides DoT (as mentioned by other users here), the latest version of dig also supports DoH query by using the +https flag. +https[=value], +nohttps This option indicates whether to use DNS over ...
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Hiding public IP address while using free DynDns?

You can't "hide" your public IP address. The point of a public IP address is being public. If you would hide your IP address nobody would be able to access your servers anymore. Knowing the ...
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Hiding public IP address while using free DynDns?

As one of the comments said: You're after a reverse-proxy, which would allow you to hide your IP address. There are services on the internet, such as ngrok (commercial with a free tier; used it for ...
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Hiding public IP address while using free DynDns?

Most of the answers and comments here, and possibly even the OP, seem to be misunderstanding whether/why publishing a home IP address might be unsafe, especially in the context of game servers. Of ...
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Is it possible to register 2 domains for the same ip?

to answer your title, yes absolutely. many sites/services can be hosted on the same IP, with different DNS names and owners. registering a domain name is just registering the name. you (as registrant) ...
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On my Mac, I can "nsloookup hostname" but I can't ping it?

After wasting hours on this problem, I finally found the fix. My DHCP server hands out an internal DNS first, then an external as a secondary. That external points to Google's 8.8.8.8. e.g.: 10.0.1....
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How should systemd-resolved and docker interact?

Add the file /etc/systemd/resolved.conf.d/docker.conf with the following data: [Resolve] DNSStubListenerExtra=172.17.0.1 then restart resolved daemon: service systemd-resolved restart Now systemd-...
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Can you go to a website by typing the IP address into the address bar?

To expand on Journeyman Geek's answer, in order for web servers handle multiple websites they differentiate between them using a combination of IP address, web address (e.g. www.example.com) and port ...
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Domain Name System architecture

The simple answer is that it depends. From the perspective of your local network, your computer is the DNS client, and the router in your example is your DNS server that resolves any requests sent to ...
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Hiding public IP address while using free DynDns?

What you're asking for is self-contradictory. Your public IP address is public regardless of whether you're using DynDNS or not. Every site on the Internet you are connecting to knows your public IP ...
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No DNS on server after bringing up Wireguard Server

Remove DNS = entry from the server .conf file altogether. This way, you will use the server's DNS settings. If you want to use DNS = entry, you should disable systemd-resolved's stub DNS resolver. ...
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CNAME to local domain does not resolve

The fritzbox uses fritz.box as a local domain. If you ask the resolver of your fritzbox you get this answer: ;; AUTHORITY SECTION: myserver.fritz.box. 9 IN NS fritz.box. Meaning the fritzbox ...
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How do TLD DNS nameservers acquire records for authoritative nameservers

The short answer is: The registrar requests the domain creation at the registry, via EPP (Extensible Provisioning Protocol) or some registry API. Note the request can include a list of name servers. ...
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Does DNS-over-HTTPS hide domain name of websites from packet analyzers?

Yes and no. DoH will encrypt the communication between you and the DNS server, making it extremely difficult to track through DNS BUT If your traffic can be sniffed this information is also available -...
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Access cached DNS entries when main DNS-server is down?

I am no expert in this but AFAIK it typically takes 24-48 h for a DNS-change to propagate. Shouldn't I be able to look up subdomain.a.com using the host command Sometimes, yes. But the description of ...
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Block with firewall a dns request containing a certain query

iptables does not understand DNS natively, but it should be possible using string match: -p udp --dport 53 -m string --algo kmp --hex-string "|0A|wetransfer|03|com|00|" --icase Note that ...
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Mail client sender icons

There is a way to register a logo attached to a domain name, this is called BIMI (Brand Indicators for Message Identification) This is a TXT record on your DNS. Lots of mail client use this to diplay ...
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How DNS learn all domains and appropriate IP adresses

DNS is not a single entity – it's a lot like web, in that each domain's owner controls their own DNS record hosting. (Though most of them just use the free DNS hosting of their registrar or some CDN.) ...
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redirect website to VPS, but other DNS records remain in Cpanel host

To change your underlying problem (based on the full list of DNS records) you need to change your MX record (the second record you have listed) so the destination is "mail.mydomain.com" ...
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WAN fails but only some sites

www.xfinity.com yes, xfinity.com no. The difference between the two is that www.xfinity.com has an IPv6 address (AAAA DNS record), while xfinity.com doesn't. (The former is hosted at Akamai CDN, the ...
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how to configure centos against new dns server and port

You can specify a different for DNS (for instance BIND) to LISTEN on, as that's controlled via /etc/named.conf, but the issue is getting the DNS client to connect to the DNS server on that port rather ...
Keith Langmead's user avatar
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Unable to resolve DNS manually

That online tool is broken. It shows you the A/AAAA records that it gets in the 'Additional' section, but it does not show the NS records that you do in fact receive in the 'Authority' section – and ...
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Cannot connect to the internet. nslookup outputs “;; communications error to 127.0.0.53#53: timed out”

TLDR; I am able to connect to the internet after I permanently removed the network interfaces/devices the VPN client had created. After I came across this discussion, I ran the following command to ...
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