Domain Name System (DNS) is a service that provides the resolution of host names to IP addresses.

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Can subsequent nameservers defined in /etc/resolv.conf be used if the previous nameservers can not be resolved?

I don't know much about networking...but I've been spending a lot of time reading about it. In my /etc/resolv.conf I have listed 3 nameservers. I understand that the second name namer is used only ...
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Domain name resolution tool not specific to DNS

host, dig and nslookup can be used to lookup DNS names from the command line. However, they query the names from the DNS server directly, instead of using nsswitch to resolve host names. This means ...
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Is whois command safe for privacy?

I remember in the past that companies such as Network Solutions will steal your searched domain name when you perform a domain search at their website. I want to know, is the built-in command whois ...
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How can unix computers find each other by hostname?

I have a home-network with several windows and Linux machines which have samba installed. on windows I can find each other computer fine via its hostname. however on a linux computer I cant find any ...
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How long does it take for dns zone records to be propagated? [migrated]

Well, I have some understanding of how DNS works, but that doesn't allow me to answer this question. It must have to do with the time to live value of each particular record. But there are a bunch of ...
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Can't acces DNS

I'm running CentOS as a Virtual Machine. I can access the VM's server (IP = 192.168.0.107, which displays a phpinfo() page as it should), but now I would like to acces a custom domain name: "imd.be" ...
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Pointing domain name to server

I am still a newbie when it comes to Linux, and I recently bought 2 domains from NameCheap. Running a LEMP stack on Debian 7 and want to know how I can create name servers like ns1.example.com and ...
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Cannot access local website served by Apache by its name

I am trying to configure my web server to resolve to domain and later integrate SSL, but I am getting nowhere. To start, here are the content of my named.conf, a zone file named rek1653.lab.zone, and ...
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DNS works half of the time in Oracle VirtualBox and I can't even maintain /etc/hosts file

I have installed three Linuxes on same laptop and same VirtualBox and this is my success ratio with DNS: HortonWorks & CentOS. Worked for 5 minutes and never after that again. VM image ...
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Specifying DNS settings to override those of DHCP

Every 6 months or so I cannot access the DNS on whatever router I'm using. usually have to add the nameserver by hand to the /etc/resolv.conf file. I've tried adding Google free DNS to the file and it ...
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Hardware configuration required for DNS server

How can I know Hardware configuration required for DNS server: What will be the expected QPS (Queries Per Second) on the server. 5/Sec and peak time 10-20/Sec How many hosts will be ...
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route added, but shows inverse ip

Using xubuntu... i'm trying to add a route in my work laptop, and so i do route add -host 212.18.178.207 gw 10.15.228.1 eth0 for some strange reason, when i do just route, this is what i get... ...
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Running my own dynamic DNS record hosting

I intend to run a debian server at home, it will host various websites, SSH server and email. I have a dynamic IP address and I am unwilling to pay the extra for a static IP. I was thinking I could ...
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How to add another domain (SOA) to my bind9 installation when domain has not been delegated yet. What are the delegation steps?

I have a bind9 installation on my Debian Wheezy install. On this install I have a DNS-server which acts as the SOA for a domain, example1.com. My name server is also on the same domain, example1.com ...
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Iptables to redirect DNS lookup IP and Port

I have discovered that my ISP (verizon) is intercepting all DNS traffic on port 53. Using iptables, I want to redirect all DNS lookup traffic to a specific IP and Port (5353). Any attempt for my ...
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DNS lookups sometimes take 5 seconds

I have a VM running Debian Wheezy on which some hostname lookups take several seconds to complete, even though the resolver replies immediately. Strangely, lookups with getaddrinfo() are affected, ...
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DDNS (dynamic-dns) setup and adding a hostname to a device (to be visible on the network)

How do I provide a fixed Hostname to my device so that a netscan can shows up the device name across all platforms? How can I reach the device using the hostname/MAC-ID (something which is fixed) ...
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My Centos Server cannot resolve the DNS host name [closed]

My Server OS: Centos 6.3 x64. The server iptables is: *filter :INPUT DROP [0:0] :FORWARD ACCEPT [0:0] :OUTPUT ACCEPT [0:0] -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport ...
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Port Routing/DNS for individual program

Background Flickr has closed its http api leaving an https only api. My favourite uploader (the official Flickr Uploadr version 2.5 running under wine) is no longer maintained, so this change broke ...
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bypass firewall with Openvpn + Squid

I have 2 VPS servers, one in China and another in the US. The server (openvpn client) in China is connected to the US one via openvpn. I also have squid running in the China server. I want to ...
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Can a domain be configured to only have secondary DNS nameserver records?

I'm asking if someone can verify if my DNS hosting idea is possible or has any flaws. We would host our own primary DNS server for all zones and configure it to allow zone transfers to a set of IPs ...
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What does the Bind bindkeys-file directive do?

Just trying to understand the bindkeys-file directive related to the DNSSEC extension in the Bind configuration. Is that a public key? Does it sign the response in the same way as digital signatures?
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DNS resolution problem with Fedora 20

I have a newly built Fedora 20 server that I've just hooked to my network. It's a virtual server running on a VirtualBox host. Everything seems to be working but I have a problem with name resolution. ...
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dns resolve for 2 IPs with same reference

We having following situations: On a server, we have to set 2 IPs which will be refereed to the same fqdn. in the application which is running on the server, we are configuring the FQDN. Once there is ...
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DNS server design

Currently my company is deploying SIP phones in different locations from different boroughs. I've been asked to create static DNS records for each of the phones with the following format: ...
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How can I make CentOS 6 treating WiFi flexibly like Ubuntu 12.04?

In my office, I have AT&T Uverse. The router is a 2wire 3600HGV. The WiFI is provided by a Cisco Linksys E1000 that is plugged in the 2wire device. With my notebook running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ...
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Getting DNS queries to 73.207.210.75.in-addr.arpa

My Linux system is doing a lot of DNS queries to 73.207.210.75.in-addr.arpa but I don't know of any reason it should be doing this. What is at in-addr.arpa? Any reason why these queries are ...
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How to test /etc/hosts

What's the best way to confirm that your /etc/hosts file is mapping a hostname to the correct IP address? Using a tool like dig queries an external DNS directly, bypassing the hosts file.
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how to avoid NSCD for DNS

I am using NSCD service for DNS now. But sometimes I see NSCD dying itself and DNS resolving doesn't happen properly. please tell me how can we avoid NSCD for DNS . if we bypass the NSCD what is the ...
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how can I add records to the zone file without restarting the named service?

I'm working on centos6.5 and bind9 and I have managed to add records to a DNS zone by doing this steps: creating the key: dnssec-keygen -a HMAC-MD5 -b 128 -n HOST example.com. editing conf. ...
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Free DNS Clients [duplicate]

I have a Synology server 213. I host my own sites and every month I have to update my dns. I use freedns. I have noticed that you can get scripts that check your ip and hopefully update it when it ...
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UFW is blocking DNS

I am configuring the security in my server. For easier the manage at the firewall, I installed the UFW. I did some settings in the UFW and I allowed some ports. Therefor when I enabled it the DNS ...
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How can I block a subdomain with dnsmasq?

I use dnsmasq as a whitelist on my network. My dnsmasq.conf file looks like this: bogus-priv domain-needed no-resolv server=/stackexchange.com/8.8.8.8 #etc... I would like to be able to block a ...
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Cannot resolve hostname

I'm using a Debian on a RaspberryPi and the problem that I'm having is that I can't connect to the Internet. Every time I try I see a message that says "cannot resolve hostname". From the terminal, I ...
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How to I fetch the very latest DNS records from a recently updated domain?

I recently updated my domain and added CNAME and TXT records, and don't want to wait for the changes to propogate. How can I go directly to the source and query the DNS records to verify everything is ...
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How can I use CNAME in Bind properly?

I'm new to Bind/DNS and want to point/map SMTP, webmail and IMAP to my domain but a check in nslookup is failing. How can I nslookup SMTP this way? The error I get is: smtp.stylez24.com: NXDOMAIN ...
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rndc addzone failed: not found

I installed bin 9.8.4 (default) on Debian Wheezy. after configuration I tried to add a slave zone with the following command: rndc addzone test.zone '{ type slave; file "test.zone"; masters { ...
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Debian DNS on multiple networks

I have a Debian 7 box with two nics, each nic is on its own separate internal network. I have windows dns servers on both networks. I would like the Linux box to be able to resolve local machine ...
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How to change the name of localhost to a custom name which is available to other users in LAN

I need to use the a custom URL name which is accessible from all devices in a LAN. I know that it can be set in the /etc/hosts file 127.0.0.1 myname 127.0.1.1 system09-System-Product-Name # The ...
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Why DNS server changes when enabling another interface on machine

My system has 6 interfaces, a loopback, a Xen Bridge, and then 4 ethernet interfaces eth0-3. In this system, my DNS server assigned by DHCP on xenbr0 is 192.168.1.1. Initially eth1 is disabled and ...
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delay to get password prompt when ssh'ing to a public server

i have a server (debian 7) setup in my university with public ip. when I ssh into the system (from outside the campus), I get a weird delay of 5-10 seconds before I get the password prompt. Why is ...
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How does DNS name resolution work, in principle?

Right now I'm taking an online course for Linux sysadmin and I was asked a question I just generally don't understand. I know how to search for a name server, if I'm correct at least it's using the ...
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How do I set my DNS on Ubuntu 14.04?

Most of the info I see online says to edit /etc/resolv.conf, but any changes I make just get overridden. $ cat /etc/resolv.conf # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by ...
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No domain defined in /etc/resolv.conf

I see more and more servers that have no domain defined in the /etc/resolv.conf file. Only a search entry. In what cases is this setup used ? Are there any cases where it must not be used ? ...
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Blocking Websites with /etc/hosts

There's a website, www.example.com, that I tried to block myself from accessing because it wastes too much of my time. So I configured my /etc/hosts file. I added the following lines, to block the ...
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Linux, resolv.conf — adding MSDNS and Bind DNS nameservers where MSDNS isn't recursive?

How to resolve from a non-recursive MSDNS and if not found resolve from googleDNS (recursive)? ## resolv.conf ## nameserver 192.168.10.1 # msdns, non-recursive nameserevr 8.8.8.8 # ...
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ping not working for google alone

one of my friend changed some network config in my laptop at home, He said he tried something related to block a website(he tested it with www.google.com).Now www.google.com not loading . Even he dont ...
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named.run file deleted but data left on disk?

Today I had a name-server stop resolving DNS due to the /var directory being full from the named.run cache build up. I tried removing all the files using: rm -rf name* However, although running ls ...
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Deliver emails outside network, from a server behind router DNS and port forwarding

I've been trying to configure webserver to deliver emails outside the local network. Server is connected directly to the router and relay on its DNS service, and one of that online service for resolve ...
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How to check if port forwarding is enabled?

I have just set up a DNS server for my own network, and many guides online suggest to make sure that port forwarding on port 53 is not enabled. The thing that is not clear to me is this: should I ...