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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Setting up private nameservers

I am wanting to setup private nameservers; like ns1.domain.com & ns2.domain.com and I am wanting to make my ubuntu server to point these nameservers to this machine. So now to manage DNS for a ...
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Internet connection not working although it says it is connected

I have a Toshiba z830 with ubuntu 12.04. I could use without problems the DSL connection (I have no router, only a modem) at home until a couple of days ago: It stopped to work when while connected ...
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Resolve specific IP addresses to localhost in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a DNS server via resolv.conf? I used to simply add static DNS entries in my /etc/hosts file. This is not working with 12.04. How does one add static DNS ...
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How to setup DHCP Server and Dynamic DNS with BIND?

Possible Duplicate: How to make my pc a DNS server in local network with no-internet access? I have installed the two servers (dhcp & DNS) what i need is to make the dns dynamically ...
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vpnc connects but does not set up nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf

I am not a big Ubuntu guru, running 12.04 LTS version. I need to connect via vpnc from university to the work network. Logging in works fine, however I cannot reach any machine behind the VPN. Also, ...
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DHCP is mangling my PTR records in DNS

I originally posted this in LinuxQuestions http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-server-73/dhcp-is-mangling-my-ptr-records-in-dns-4175412344/ without much luck, so I'll try here. DHCP is ...
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some programs not resolving hostnames

Ubuntu 11.10, Kernel 3.0.0-20.34 Both Chromium and Firefox are stuck "waiting for www.whatever.com" to load until they time-out. Both of these browsers can load these websites if I navigate to the ...
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wired resolves dns but wireless dont

My wireless won't resolve dns but my wired connection does. I've tried: $ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart and: $ sudo dhclient -r $ sudo dhclient as I saw at that question. But it didn't ...
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How do I enable DNS caching in the NetworkManager-controlled dnsmasq?

Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 uses dnsmasq to perform DNS lookups, but it is not configured to cache these results. (I have checked this by using dig to resolve names and I do not see a large improvement in ...
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How do I create a psuedo-domain through bind on Ubuntu 12.04?

I've done some prerequisite reading on DNS and BIND via O'Reilly's book. My goal is to have a local DNS server (i.e. seldon.foundation) that resolves local names (i.e. *.foundation) but forwards the ...
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Domain resolution - local first then external

I would like to know how I can configure my dns settings so that domain is resolved locally first, then if not resolved it goes to external DNS. I had this working before, I am using Ubuntu through a ...
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Command-line to list DNS servers used by my system

Is there a command to list dns servers used by my system? I tried $ cat /etc/resolv.conf # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8) # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE ...
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WIreless connects but Internet stops working on Ubuntu 12.04 64 Bit and Broadcom 4313

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64 Bit on a HP Pavilion dm4. It has a Broadcom 4313 Wireless Adapter and a Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Ethernet Adapter. I haven't been able to get consistent internet access from ...
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How to use host names rather than ip addresses on home network?

I've a small home network up and running and managed to set up ssh. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to refer to one computer on the network from another by host name rather than IP address (which ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 - DNS Issues

Starting yesterday (6/11/12), I've been having many network problems. When requesting a page in chrome, the page hangs on "Sending request" and then will eventually timeout. I'm within a VPN that has ...
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How to opendns on router with dynamic ip

OpenDNS is almost completely useless with a dynamic ip and most people have dynamic ip addresses. There isn't even a decent client for Linux to update your IP. There is a script you can install ...
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Mail Server not working?

I am trying to setup mail server since a long time but as I am new to Linux I have unsuccessfully configured it to the best as I could but now I need assistance. I have installed it using the links ...
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What Can Be Done To Secure Ubuntu Server?

I have a project to secure Ubuntu Server as much as I can. The server is a web hosting server. The server will be running LAMP , Mail , and DNS.
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How do I allow all possible IPs for Gmail servers through my ufw firewall?

I am currently using the following rule: ufw allow out from my_local_ip to any port 587 This is a little too lax for my liking. I would like to tighten it up and restrict it to only gmail's smtp ...
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How to auto-install runlevel control for existing service/daemon?

Need to install a service/daemon (in this case bind9, a DNS service) runlevel control, aka "rc" control (/etc/rc*.d and such). bind9 came pre-installed on my 11.04 system, but without aforementioned ...
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Why do none of my local servers resolve?

When I try to ping or browse using a web browser certain domains names that we host on our local network, it does not work. Yet, dig and nslookup correctly return their details. What do I need to do ...
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How do I configure my static DNS in interfaces?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. My /etc/network/interfaces file consists of: # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface auto eth0 iface ...
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Can not access Internet (DNS names do not resolve) after update today

I have been using Precise for a few weeks now for work with no problem. Today, I am not able to access any website using either wired or wireless connections. I installed the updates today which ...
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How do I stop OpenDNS from redirecting single-word searches?

Every time I search for a single word in the Firefox address bar I am redirected to OpenDNS Guide search rather than my default search engine. How do I stop this? I have tried changing Keyword.URL in ...
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DNS sometimes works, but it is very slow.

I am having DNS problems since upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) from Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) yesterday. DNS sometimes works, but it is very slow. I have read the blog post DNS in ...
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Upgraded server to 12.04 DNS no longer working

I cannot ping/reach any website/service by name (e.g. ping google.com). I could temporarily fix this by changing 127.0.0.1 to my router in /etc/resolv.conf But that file gets overwritten. How can I ...
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Can't view URLs that contain hyphens before them

Some Tumblr URLs contain hyphens before them (-example.tumblr.com). In Windows, I was able to view these URLs without any issue. In Ubuntu, I've tested it in Chromium, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera so ...
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How to connect to Ubuntu Server using external IP

I do not have a static IP because my external rarely changes. How can I connect via SSH and FTP via an external IP address.
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Where can I find the DNS cache?

I just want to see how IP addresses mapped to domain names in my local machine. Is it possible? Thanks. BTW, it's just for fun.
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Virtualbox: resolvconf in ubuntu 12.04 host breaks DNS in WinXP guest

[x-post to vbox forums] Virtualbox: Ubuntu 12.04 host, WinXP SP3 guest. The recent change in DNS handling in Ubuntu 12.04 is described here. It means that a NAT'ed WinXP host will receive a ...
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NetworkManager not populating resolv.conf

I recently upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04, and now NetworkManager isn't populating /etc/resolv.conf when connecting to wireless networks, when it had been working perfectly in 11.10. I'm not seeing any ...
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How to add some additional DNS search domains without ignoring the ones returned by DHCP?

Please provide: correct location to add my custom domain search option (preferably appending it to the DHCP list, instead of prepending) command to run to make the settings effective Note: do not ...
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/etc/resolv.conf managed by NM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a DNS server via resolv.conf? I discovered (with great disappointment) that in 12.04 the file /etc/resolv.conf no longer contains the real nameserver IP, ...
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DHCP server doesn't assign network dns to other hosts on my network

I had a problem with my DHCP but I managed to fix it. Now the network starts but I have a problem with DNS. Clients in the network don't get any dns from my DHCP. My network works as follow my I ...
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DNS server address no longer stored in resolv.conf; where is it now?

I sometimes switch DNS servers, using the NetworkManager indicator in the taskbar; this worked fine with previous versions, and actually works fine with 12.04, too, except for one thing: I use Conky ...
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resolv.conf doesn't get set on reboot when networking is configured for static ip

I'm experiencing what appears to be a name resolution issue in Ubuntu 12.04 Server edition when configuring my computer to use static ip. In /etc/network/interfaces: # The primary network interface ...
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Which DNSExit client to download for Natty (11.04)? Rpm or Deb?

I have an Ubuntu 11.04 server set up to host some websites and I have a dynamic IP address. I am using DNSExit.com to handle the DNS routing to the IP address and would like to install their DNS ...
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internet access problem in 12.04

Yesterday, I have upgraded Ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04 LTS and everything was ok (there was no error) After restart, my "Auto Ethernet" connection established, also my VPN connection established.And ...
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Different nameservers for different networks

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on my work laptop. Currently I live abroad and I only have this one computer, and I take it home after work to use as my personal computer. The problem is that the nameserver used ...
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Cannot resolve custom domains when VPN is up

I just upgraded to 12.04 from 11.10, and now I can't resolve custom domains over my VPN (e.g. *.dev.local). It worked splendid before the upgrade. Both my /etc/resolv.conf and route -n looks exactly ...
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How can I host a domain/website on my new VPS?

I am an average Ubuntu user and currently i decided to strengthen my knowledge in Ubuntu. Since i am a web developer, lately i decided to setup my own web server powered by Ubuntu. I just bought an ...
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DNS stopped working on laptop

Was working fine then stopped inexplicably. I can ping the gateway/DNS router/firewall (Untangle) using WiFi and cable using WiCd. Network Manager does not work on this computer Firefox reports ...
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problem loading internet pages

I have installed ubuntu 11.10 and when on firefox i can get onto google or google earth and even gmail.But it wont connect to amazon or ebay or bbc or itv homepage.It only seems to like google I have ...
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Jquery website is not opening in UBUNTU but in XP, Everything is fine

I know it is weird, But I just discovered this, jquery.com is not opening in my ubuntu firefox or other KDE browser and hence many sites that copy codes from code.jquery.com also hanged. Is there any ...
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Why is Windows host unknown when pinging, but is resolved by nslookup? [duplicate]

On my linux host I try to reach the windows host in the LAN (wifi). If I try to ping that windows host by its name, I get unknown host. If I query in nslookup, then I get valid IP. VNC also refuzes ...
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Network Problem While Reinstalling Grub

I'm trying to reinstall grub on a second disk, following the instructions at Purge & Reinstall Grub. After doing sudo chroot /mnt, when I attempt apt-get update, I get lot of failed to fetch ...
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Dynamic Bind9 + DHCP

i have been working on setup a server for my internal network, so far i have a working isc-dhcp-server that can upgrade a chrooted BIND9 (on the same machine), i need to add some static entries on the ...
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Access a virtual host on a server in VirtualBox directly

The server: Ubuntu 10.10 Server as guest in a VirtualBox (IP 192.168.178.91). Simple Question: I want to access a virtual host named 'example.server' from outside my virtual box by simply using a ...
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How do I change a machine name in DNS

I'm trying to change my computer's name in DNS so that others on the same subnet can refer to it by its new name - however, whatever changes I make in /etc/hosts and by using 'hostname' to use the ...
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resolv.conf auto reset by dnsmasq after install libvirt-bin

After I install libvirt-bin and ubuntu-virt-server, etc., my resolv.conf gets overwritten by dnsmasq about every hour. I haven't installed network-manager and resolvconf. When I search for dnsmasq I ...