Questions tagged [dns]

This tag should only be used when it's about configuration of DNS on an on topic network device. Any general DNS service related questions are off topic.

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DHCP & DNS: Hostname Resolution [on hold]

Just making sure that I understand correctly, When a new node on the network joins the LAN, it sends the DHCP server its hostname, and after the DHCP server acknowledges the requested hostname, the ...
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Windows Domain Controller making ARP requests outside of subnet? [on hold]

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 box acting as a Domain Controller which is on a segregated LAN. It also acts as the DNS server for this LAN. I also have a Sonicwall NSA 2600 firewall which is set as ...
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Point Subdomain at external domain- CNAME [closed]

I would like to point a subdomain to be displayed in another external domain using CNAME flattening. e.g. blog.testdomain.com to be displayed at newdomain.com In testdomain.com DNS, I have created ...
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How WANs work and why it is it bad to run DNS and DHCP on a router?

I have some networking questions about isolating networks and why it's bad to run DHCP and DNS on a router and should be run on a server. Question 1: What is the purpose of the WAN interface and how ...
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ACL for DNS clarification

I do not understand why the second ACL is needed if all I want is to ensure all networks use a certain DNS server (for example 192.0.2.1) access-list 112 permit udp any host 192.0.2.1 eq domain ...
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How to configure PowerDNS to return different IP based on client subnet [closed]

Our business network runs all over the country. In an effort to provide better, more localized service, I'd like to configure our PowerDNS to return different IP's based on where the client is (by ...
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What is IP-over-DNS tunnelling?

What is IP-over-DNS tunnelling please? I have seen this term used in the context of a captive portal. The idea was to redirect clients to the local web server and to force the DNS (?). It was ...
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Customized captive portal with external DHCP server [closed]

I am stuck in one issue for which I need your help on this. Actually its bit complex to explan about my situatuion but I will try my best. I am working on customized captive portal on arm processor ...
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DNS not resolving through VPN

Looking for some help with our Office's VPN that I can't seem to solve... I am trying to remote desktop to the Work PC from Home PC via the DC ASA 5506-x VPN. I can only connect to the Work PC with ...
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Fortigate - Redirecting subdomains only?

I'm trying to figure out a way to have our Fortigate 60C redirect certain subdomains but not block complete access to the domain. E.G. I want to block update.microsoft.com but I don't want microsoft....
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Cisco IP SLA HTTP request with frontdoor VRF

I am trying to use a IP SLA for HTTP on my Cisco ISR 4321 router to check if a website is reachable. The challenge is that I need to do that in a frontdoor VRF. I have configured ip name-server vrf ...
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How are packets routed based on IP and how are those routes acquired?

Good day all, this is my first question here, be gentle in judgement Background: At university, we are covering Network Routing Protocols. Having possibly found 2 issues with current routing ...
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How is a lost DNS query handled [closed]

If a DNS query gets lost along the way to its destination, is nothing done about it? In my networking class, my lecturer said that DNS runs on UDP. I verified this in Wireshark by doing nslookup for a ...
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Wireshark - capture all packets for HTTP request

I want to launch a HTTP request to a website I've never visited before. I would like to pick up all of the packets related to this request; so DNS packets, TCP packets, et cetera. Is there a way to ...
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connect a cisco router to the internet through a cable modem

The router gets an External IP address via DHCP from the Cable modem Clients inside the network get an IP address from Router's DHCP server I can ping that the external IP address from a client inside ...
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How do I find the IP of the DNS server that respond for a specific domain name?

So as the title says I want to get the IP of the DNS server that respond when I'm trying to reach a specific domain, using bash commands. If I understood it right, when I'm trying to reach www....
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Quanta switch not resolving addresses

I've got this brand new Quanta T3048. I've configured the VLANs we need but it came to my attention that the switch won't resolve any address even though I've set it (according to the configuration ...
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It's not showing the DNS why it is called reverse IP lookup?

I have searched a lot but I didn't get the reason that even after giving the IP address it never shows the DNS. If it doesn't give the DNS then why it is said to be reverse IP lookup?
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Why do I capture all DNS queries from everyone in the network when I port forward port 53 to my computer?

I'm seeing some things in Wireshark I can't explain. My setup is as follows: A router with a single global IP doing NAT for the devices behind it. I am also behind it with my computer. I port forward ...
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Access internal webserver with domainname points to external IP

We have a webserver on our LAN. Externally, we can use the public domainname (let's say business.com) to access the website. Internally, we need to use the local IP. We also want to use the public ...
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Different DNS resolution for same domain name [closed]

I am getting different DNS resolution for www.google.com. When I am using Google Public DNS i.e 8.8.8.8 then by using nslookup then it is giving IP address of Non-authoritative answer: Name: www....
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Can I ping a specific site without DNS server information? [closed]

If I clear DNS cache and remove DNS server information, how can I ping to a specific site?
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How to force users on my LAN to use a specific DNS server using ARP poisoning?

I'm attempting to force all hosts on my LAN to use a specific DNS server to filter certain material, however I'm running into problems. I've had problems in the past trying to configure my router's ...
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TZ205W DNS Issue

I have a firewall that is setup but need to have all users inside the network to use a preset dns server. While I know that I can set up this in the DHCP it does not stop a user from changing it in ...
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How can a public DNS server know the hostname of a machine on a private network [closed]

Example: a home LAN a simple SOHO router (both DHCP and DNS server at 192.168.1.1) 2 client machines (192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.3) Is it possible for the Google public DNS server located at 8.8.8.8 (...
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Iterative queries of a default DNS server

I have just started to study networks and I have a confusion about what happens when a default DNS server does iterative queries to other DNS servers to resolve a name in an IP address. I am very ...
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How are IPv4 Addresses provided uniquely to domains?

this question has been bothering me for sometime and I've yet to receive a clear answer (it bothers me whenever I go to sleep). I would like to receive expert answers on this matter. Who mainly ...
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Can I see what happens when I run a DNS query?

My understanding is that when my computer wants to resolve a host name, it will ask the DHCP-assigned DNS servers first. If those don’t know, it goes and asks the ‘root servers’ who then defer to ...
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SRV Record for Service X [closed]

I've got a quite common question, which I can't find an answer for. Is it possible to create a SRV Record for any possible service I'm running? For example: I want webinterface.example.com to ...
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Is it possible to convert a public IP and port to a DNS? [closed]

Must be said, I'm a complete ignorant on these matters. Is there a way or service so I can take and IP address and its port and make it a DNS? Is it possible or am I doomed?. Thank you.
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WHOIS request with nodejs package failing [closed]

I'm trying to do a bulk whois lookup of around 7000 domains. I use the node js package whois. This worked while I tested with individual domains. After I made a bulk request for batch of 50 domins, ...
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rate-limit dns queries on HP procurve 8212zl

I had ast week the situation that a user accidentally got our DNS server to its knees by sending over 270K DNS queries to our dnsmasq. I was looking for a reliable method to prevent this Happening in ...
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Tracert getting timeout on second packet consistenly

I'm on a vpn and tracing to virtualmachines that live in the VPN Server. I've been experiencing slow queries, when they should be fast. below is what the trace is returning. I'm curious as to why the ...
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resolving IP address to FQDN effectively [closed]

We use Netflow to control traffic, when i want to resolve the IP addresses from netflow's outside destinations list, i get local google cache server's IP address, never the web sites that users has ...
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Should static IPs be set on the DNS/DHCP server, the host, or both? [closed]

Assuming a pretty regular business setup, when assigning static IPs for servers to use, should they be assigned on the DNS/DHCP server? Should they be configured individually on the hosts? Or should ...
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ASA as a local DNS resolver

I have an site to site VPN access configured by ASAs. My remote site needs to connect to the domain through the tunnel which will required DNS located on the main site. I would like to use DNS server ...
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Why is DNS an application layer protocol?

The main role of DNS is to translate Domain Names to their corresponding IP adresses, so why is necessary to be an application layer protocol? I think that DNS is an application layer protocol ...
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Is DNS geo-redundant if my traceroute to each NS shows the same location?

Some providers employ BGP anycast for their NS servers. As a user, when doing a traceroute, many may show an identical location for both servers, for a given client. When he.net used to anycast ...
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Is it possible to set up (geographic) anycast on the Internet?

The top level DNS-servers use geographic anycast. Is it possible to set up geographic anycast on your own (DNS) servers on the Internet? The top level DNS-servers use geographic anycast. Is this set ...
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Preferred anycast paths for DNS with Quagga BGP

Background and goal Am setting up high availability DNS servers based on Unbound. Both DNS servers has in reality twelve BGP sessions against different routers but to make this easier only one router ...
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2 different servers listening to same port and same public IP [closed]

I am running 2 VMs that they both are listening to ports 80/443. I have just one public IP and several subdomains that are pointing to my public IP. I would like to somehow be able to access both VMs ...
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fortigate 50e conditional forwarding

my first post here, any help is appreciated. I have a fortigate 50E with a bunch of PCs connected to it which form my internal network. One of the PCs is running a web app (Confluence to be precise). ...
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Juniper SSG Split DNS not working over tunnel

I am trying to get the DNS Proxy feature working in an SSG5 (Side B). The other side of the VPN is an SSG140 (Side A). The DNS server is on Side A. foo.com should send DNS queries to 192.168.1.2 (...
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Why only 13 adresses for the DNS root zone [closed]

I know about anycasting and I know about the UDP limitation. Now, I was reading this article and it says the following (emphasis mine): Each IPv4 address requires 32 bytes. Accordingly, the ...
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What is route 66 in the context of DNS?

There is route53 which in the context of AWS is their DNS service. However, I've heard the term "route66" on different occasions in the context of DNS, but it never made sense to me. I tried ...
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Nameserver availability within single ASN [closed]

I've heard someone say today that a highly available domain name should be configured using nameservers located in different ASNs. I've however taken a look at the namesservers for google.com and all ...
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Can't resolve hosts after adding manually setup DNS servers on windows machine [closed]

I have setup as shown in this picture. I configured a bind9 dns server on ubuntu (192.168.242.11) When I set this as the DNS server for the Test Machine, it can resolve hosts perfectly well. When I ...
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External DNS intermittent issue on anyconnect remote vpn

I have a anyconnect remote vpn profile where I am having the problem with intermittent issue with external dns. I can not open any external weblink and cant ping it with name but accessing them with ...
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Find IP's owner instead of carrier [closed]

I have a list of IP addresses and I want to find out their owner. In many cases dig returns the name of their carrier for example AT&T. Is there a way to overcome this and find the company at ...
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StackExchange.com IP from Google DNS doesn't work, BUT IP from Whois Database works

There is a strange issue in my office building. According to Google DNS 8.8.8.8, StackExchange.com and StackOverflow.com IP address is 198.252.206.16. Outside of the building's internet connection, ...