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

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Reverse DNS PTR lookups ocurring on each connection

I'm running a Debian-based VPS (Linux vps 2.6.32-042stab092.3 #1 SMP Sun Jul 20 13:27:24 MSK 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux) which is behaving a bit strange. Whenever a new connection is established to it, it ...
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nameservers erased after systemctl restart network.service

I'm working on centos 7, and having problematic behaviour when setting network interface from dhcp to static ip configuration. I edit /etc/resolv.conf, and run systemctl restart network.service The ...
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Allow Linux to connect with addresses containing domains with dash followed by dot

I can't connect with addresses containing domains with dash followed by dot, for example: http://example-.domain.tld/ The only solution I found for this is adding domains like those to /etc/hosts, ...
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dnsmasq - how to measure DNS cache efficiency / cached items

I've configured dnsmasq as a caching-only DNS server on a Debian server, and it's working well (I'm seeing improved DNS response times via dig). However, I'd like to understand what dnsmasq is ...
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I'm trying to create a public TLD using BIND

I'm using these two guides: jackal777.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/custom-tld-for-local-network/ timg.ws/2008/07/31/how-to-run-your-own-top-level-domain/ When I run dig sokolovskaya.ssu, it looks ...
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Routing incoming source IP traffic to a loopback IP issue

I'm wanting to accomplish the following: I have a BIND DNS server setup where it is listening on ANY address and also listening in a BIND config ACL on 127.0.1.1. If there is another way where you ...
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How to verify hosts are being denied access to nameserver?

[root@workshop1 /]# ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:00:27:AF:A3:28 inet addr:10.0.2.15 Bcast:10.0.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: ...
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OpenSSH: UseDNS is not enforced

I cannot get the UseDNS constraint to work. It is set to UseDNS=yes on the server running sshd. That server queries a local DNS server which is the authority for each host on the network. Each host ...
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Browsers doesn't see an aliases in /etc/hosts

A firm where I'm working uses an internal site with documentation and etc. where all references made e.g. to «srv-moss» — this names should be defined in hosts file, where I did added it. It works ...
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ping: unknown host with iptables enabled

I can't ping www.google.com. However I can ping the IP address: ping 74.125.237.142 At first, I thought it is a problem with my DNS settings. But I checked my resolv.conf, hosts, and hostname ...
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DNSSEC: how are DS records supposed to be transferred and end up in parent zone?

My notes say that the hash is supposed to securely sent and stored in parent zone so what do I do after: dnssec-keygen -a RSASHA256 -b 1024 -n ZONE mydomain.net dnssec-keygen -a RSASHA256 -b 2048 -n ...
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List all subdomains with dig [closed]

What is the equivalent of Windows's nslookup> ls -d in dig? This nslookup command lists all record types for all subdomains of the specified domain, i.e. lists the full content of the zone. Here is ...
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rndc recursing usage

I have the following /etc/named.conf file con CentOS 7 options { listen-on port 53 { 192.168.0.107; }; directory "/var/named"; dump-file "/var/named/data/cache_dump.db"; ...
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How to locally validate DNSSEC?

I want to simulate the process of chain of trust validation locally , I do the following :- 1) signed my zone. 2) unbound installed , but i can not configure it for DNSSEC validation could you help ...
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Can two hosts have the same IP address in /etc/hosts?

can two hosts share the same IP Address without a conflict. This is how my /etc/hosts looks like :- $ cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 debian 127.0.1.1 mini Now as can be seen ...
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Reverse dns using dns server of domain

I need to check a reverse dns using the DNS servers of some domains. But I'm having some problems. dig -x 212.26.146.21 +short mx20.gypost.com. all ok dig -x 212.26.146.21 @8.8.8.8 +short ...
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Is it possible to suggest an IP to my DHCP server for my client to use?

Is it possible for a DHCP client on Linux to suggest an IP to a DHCP server? I have no access to the DHCP server. I cannot use static networking, or DNS will not work. (DNS on my network is set up ...
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Not see file NetworkManager.conf in folder /etc/NetworkManager/

My network connectivity often gets interrupted when I use the local DNS server at the company, I wanted to change dns=dnsmasq to #dns=dnsmasq in /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf. But I do not ...
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Assign Special Records for specific remote clients DNSmasq

I'd like to make DNSmasq serve special records for specific remote clients (Clients from the public internet) So for example if remote host 111.111.111.111 requests www.example.com it returns 3.3.3.3 ...
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Apache web server configuration with a DNS server Linux 14.04 LTS [closed]

I need to configure a Apache web server with a DNS server, it can be a simple local server configuration just to practice and see how a DNS server resolves a URL to an ip address and connects to a web ...
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Linux apache set custom launch page Virtualhosts

I set up DNS and virtualhosts on my Linux system but when surfing to ex: www.vb1.be it shows the correct directory (home/vb1/) and their subdirectories. I know this is because the main html file that ...
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Postfix unable to send mail from mydomain only

My domain DNS is served by the domain registrar. I am able to send mail successfully from any address with postfix but not from mydomain.com From this machine - I only want to be able to send mail. ...
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DNS local area vs DNS Virtualbox

I have been trying to set up a DNS server on my system using Linux and bind. (I'm working with CentOS and Linux on my Windows 7) On my Linux everything seemed to work:I can access my server and ...
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My local DNS don't resolv specific hostnames IP's

I've been trying to accomplish a DNS set up on my local machine using Linux and CentOS. I've been following couple of tutorials and eventually everything seemed to work but when surfing to my ...
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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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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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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.