Domain Name System for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet. It translates domain names meaningful to humans into the numerical identifiers associated with networking equipment for the purpose of locating and addressing these devices worldwide.

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Is there a command to see who owns an Internet domain?

Is there a command to see who owns a specific Internet domain address? I have tried with whois example.com and I get some information. But for "holder" there is just a "user ID". Is there any way to ...
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Setting up ssh to a url

I have enabled ssh on one of my computer at home, so I can get to it from my main IP. No I have a domain where I forward it to my ip. Lets say this website is called melikecandycoveredfrogs.com ...
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Slow DNS Resolution

After a clean install of 10.10 I'm finding DNS resolution takes quite a long time. Hitting any url takes a good few seconds (10 - 30) before the site is displayed. I'm thinking this is a DNS ...
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Use a different dns server for some specific domains

I want to use a different dns server for some specific domains that are blocked by the default dns server. And i dont wanna change my default dns server for some reason. Is there any way of doing ...
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Switching a server to static IP from DHCP

I am running an Ubuntu 10.04 server installation and I recently had to switch it from DHCP to static ip. I edited /etc/network/interfaces file and switched iface eth0 inet dhcp to iface eth0 inet ...
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What does “.local” do?

I've got several Ubuntu machines on my network at home, but the DNS is provided by a windows server (2K). When I ssh to them from another , if I ssh to them as "machine" I can't connect, but if I ...
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How to configure domain name on school network [closed]

I'm trying to set up my server (running Ubuntu server 8.04) on my university network so that I can access it from anywhere on campus. Last year I had it plugged into my router and set my router's ...
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How can I configure Ubuntu to report its hostname to windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Access Ubuntu Server by host name How can I configure Ubuntu server to report its hostname in such a way that typing http://thehostname/ in a web browser will connect to ...
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What is the proper way to change the DNS IP?

I suspect that the name server provided by my ADSL modem/router is buggy. Whenever I browse to a website for the first time in ubuntu, resolving the domain name takes at least 15 seconds. To work ...
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How do I clear the DNS cache?

I just updated the DNS record (ns1, ns2, ns3.myhostingcompany.com) for a site I've got hosted, but I still get the domain registrar parking page. I'd like to see if the problem is Ubuntu's cached DNS ...