Domain Name Service, a method of converting a textual doman name to an IP address

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Why is my hostname resolution taking so long?

Several months ago I noticed that my text editor (emacs) and IDE (IntelliJ) were taking a really long time to start up. The time appeared to vary based on the DNS servers OS X was using. I was able ...
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Does the DNS service need to be on in order for the caching service to work on OS X Server?

I didn't think that caching needed the DNS service to be running in order for it to work. Is this true/false? I've been reading a lot of forums where it says you should get the server DNS right in ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks DNS name lookup order change?

I noticed Mavericks prefers the DNS server to /etc/hosts (scutil --dns). There used to be a good 'ol "order hosts,bind". Is there anything equivalent for Mavericks so my hosts file is consulted before ...
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How do I really (dig) flush the DNS cache on OS X 10.9?

I'm on OS X 10.9, according to support.apple.com I can flush the cache with sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder Unfortunately this does not really refresh my DNS cache at all, also not like this: ...
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Mac OS X Panther Server DNS settings

How do I change change the DNS time to live, TTL, settings using Mac OS X Panther Server?
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How to set custom DNS settings?

I'm trying to set my Macbook Pro to use Google's public DNS, but when I go to the DNS settings (System Preferences > Network > DNS) it will enter the new IP address but then immediately reverts it to ...
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iOS network connectivity on a local, isolated network with no DNS server

I have a problem with configuring my iPad to work on a local, isolated Wi-Fi network that does not have a DNS server on it. The problem is in how to convince the iPad that it is actually connected to ...
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Loopback in Yosemite not working

I'm on Yosemite (10.10.2). Since upgrading I got some DNS issues, it seems my loopback isn't working any more. When I'm talking to my app locally via http://localhost:port, localhost in some cases ...
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Multiple .local hostname on one computer

Is possible setup multiple .local hostname on one physical computer? Background: home network (behind the DSL/NAT router) (192.168.1.*) have a mac-mini, called as "tango.local". (set in the ...
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Can I fix DNS issues on MBP for good?

I noticed DNS issue on my MBP where all of sudden (in the middle of my work, nothing changed) my DNS simply stops working. It's easy to notice that, so I do the following: first I check if DNS is ...
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OS X Server Profile Manager port forwarding?

I am setting up a MDM server on OS X Server. This is just a personal project, so I am hosting off of my iMac running Yosemite and OS X Server. I have configured port forwarding and DNS records so ...
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Frequent mDNSResponder host resolution issue

I have a frequent problem with one specific host on my network. I have a local DNS server running on one of the machines. I have host nas.mydomain.com configured through that DNS with A and AAAA ...
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How to make OS X Server 3 accessible from the internet?

I am trying to setup an OS X server so that I can see it from outside of my internal network. I have OS X Mavericks with the Server app installed as a VM for testing purposes right now. It has access ...
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OSX Yosemite periodically loses DNS info for my server

I'm running OSX Yosemite as my development machine. I run a VPS for the product I'm developing at cursiveclojure.com. Every so often (3 times now over the last month or so) my Mac somehow gets into a ...
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i can't access itunes, appstore, even the website www.apple.com using my wifi

i can't access itunes, appstore, even the website www.apple.com using my wifi, both on my iphone or pc. i've tried to looking for the troubleshoot problems using my windows pc and it says "Windows ...
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Adding “local” to the DNS Search Domains has no effect

I have a Mac Mini (Yosemite) on my local network and it's not running a DNS server at all. When I want to access it over SSH from a Terminal on my Macbook Air (Yosemite), I can type: $ ssh ...
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Apple Developer DNS Broken

I'm trying to create a developer account at developer.apple.com, but every time I click "Register", it says the server at developercms.apple.com couldn't be found. Is this happening to anyone else? ...
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Is /etc/resolv.conf changed every time my DHCP lease changes?

I'd like to fire an event via launchd whenever my DHCP lease changes the IP on my WiFi interface. My question is similar to what's being asked in this question, which makes me thing I can watch ...
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Unable to ping hostname.local

As seen below the given hostname is not pingable presently. 19:42:43/lib $hostname mellyrn.local 19:42:55/lib $ping mellyrn.local ping: cannot resolve mellyrn.local: Unknown host Note that the ...
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Manually clear dns cache on mavericks

My DNS cache is broken for a few websites (most notably codeship.com) so I need to clear it. As instructed on numerous websites I've run dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder in ...
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DNS doesn't work properly in OS X Yosemite

There is a problem with resolving DNS in my OS X Yosemite. Safari doesn't load web sites, ping says "unknown host" to google.com. DNS servers set to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. dig google.com Gets ...
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OS X 10.10.1 /etc/hosts & /private/etc/hosts file is being ignored and not resolving

Like the title says, running os x 10.10.1. if i have an entry in my hosts file and do a dig or nslookup it still shows a different IP than what is in my hosts file even after trying to flush various ...
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Cannot reach a .local domain without setting an option with discoveryutil

I have a .local website at: mysite.myname.local If I try to http mysite.myname.local in a browser, nothing happens. If I 'ping mysite.myname.local', it reports 'ping: cannot resolve ...
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3TB Airport Time Capsule (FW 7.7.3) Incorrect DNS address delivered by DHCP

3TB Airport Time Capsule (FW 7.7.3) DHCP sends the correct DNS address to hosts for the Primary network, but sends the Gateway address for the Guest network. If I correct the DNS manually on a host, ...
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Mavericks Server: DNS: Increase forwarder timeout

The question: How can I increase the timeout for querying the forwarder DNS on OS X Server 3.1.2 ? I get DNS errors, which I believe could be solved by increasing the timeout for querying the ...
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Yosemite 10.10.1 - ssh - no connection (time-out) and strange redirect

I hope I can get some help with a rather strange problem on my late 2013 MacBookPro running Yosemite 10.10.1 Up until 3 days ago, I could ssh into my server without any problems. I then updated to ...
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DNS works in terminal but not elsewhere in Mac OS

I have an issue similar to the one in this question DNS not resolving on Mac OS. Things out on the Internet work fine. Local machines in my company, however, fail to resolve, including the servers ...
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Monitor DNS queries by IP

I'm running DNS on a Mac Server V2.4. I want to log all DNS queries made - is there a way of doing this? TCPdump only shows me whats happening at a moment in time and is difficult to read, what other ...
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Why won't OS X query multiple DNS servers

I have found that in all my years of use with Macs, multiple OS versions, multiple hardware configurations, that it never queries anything but the primary DNS server. Why is this? We have spun up many ...
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iPhone 6 & Verizon: Tethering established over IPV6 only — IPV4 websites don't work

This issue happens periodically (but it seems to survive reboots). It seems when tethering I'm assigned an IPV6 address & IPV6 DNS server, but no IPV4 addresses. I'm able to use google services ...
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How do I display in console the domain names used by the OS X 10.10 DNS resolver?

I want to display the list and order of domains used by the resolved on OS X 10.10. I know that they are taken via DHCP and you can overwrite them using network configuration tool but connecting to ...
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Authentication Server could not be contacted

Our OS X Server machine has had no issue at all with being in the Windows AD domain right up until we updated it to OS X 10.10. Now it behaves bizarrely, refuses to connect to our Exchange mail ...
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DNS/Routing issue when connected via Wi-Fi and USB Modem at the same time

Before I updated to Yosemite, I used to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi and a USB Modem at the same time. I'd set my Wi-Fi connection to have priority over the USB Modem (using the Network ...
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iOs Simulator ignoring Hosts file

I'm actually working on a website development and I configured all the needed hostname on my /etc/hosts files. Actually in our office we use an internal DNS for the QA servers and we override ...
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Seeing discoveryd error: Basic DNSResolver Return Code is 9 and we are treating it as an error!

Seeing this repeated pretty frequently in the Console logs for on my Macbook Pro running 10.10: 10/24/14 9:59:04.175 AM discoveryd[57]: Basic DNSResolver Return Code is 9 and we are treating it as ...
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Yosemite Cannot Resolve Domain Names

So I know Apple removed mDNSResponder in Yosemite, but it appears that a bunch of apps are still trying to interact with it and failing Oct 20 10:57:00 Nicks-MacBook-Pro.local configd[25]: ...
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Discoveryd Alternative to Replace mDNSResponder Argument?

This is a direct follow-on to this question. Before Yosemite, I'd add the "-AlwaysAppendSearchDomains" argument to the mDNSResponder plist file so that all local resolver lookups added the search ...
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Does the Airport Extreme support wireless roaming and guest network?

I'm looking to purchase two Apple Airport Extreme base station units to use as wireless access points only. They will be connected via Ethernet to my network closet. Internet gateway is handled by my ...
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Changing /etc/hosts not getting affected

I have added the following line in my /etc/hosts: 127.0.0.1   myapp.corp.com so my full /etc/hosts looks like: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.0.1   myapp.corp.com 255.255.255.255 broadcasthost ::1 ...
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Why is my iMac the only device that has network problems?

I was trying to solve my internet/DNS problems on my iMac but nothing does make sense to me and I need some help on this ^^ Since I moved to another place and now have another ISP, I started ...
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How to add a wildcard host entry to Mac OS X Server's DNS

I have set up a Mavericks Mac OS X Server machine for my lab, and I am using the DNS service for my own domain. Without getting into too many complicated details, I need to populate this local DNS ...
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Configure to Select DNS based on Domain

At my office, I have a hardware VPN with a split tunnel that routes all my traffic either to the public internet or to the other office, depending on IP address. However, to resolve the intranet ...
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Use “options ndots:2” in global DNS resolver

Until yesterday, I regularly ssh'd into my servers that have names like "server.prod.example.com" as "server.prod" and it worked fine. (Actually, this required getting mDNSResponder to start with the ...
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Which DNS server is actually being used? [duplicate]

How can I find out which DNS server is actually being used for domain name queries? I am trying to find out whether DNS queries go through my organization's VPN. I need to know this to have an idea ...
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Back to Mac service when using Unlocator DNS

I have a Mac Mini at home that I would like to connect to using the "Back to my Mac" service. Normally it works just fine. But if I update my Apple Airport Extreme with DNS from unlocator.com (or ...
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Troubleshooting DNS

I'm having a weird problem where the system-wide DNS resolution doesn't work, but I don't know how I could fix that, or even find a log (coming from Linux). I manually configured 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4 as ...
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Getting home.dev to resolve to 127.0.0.1

In my hosts file I have: ## # Host Database # # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface # when the system is booting. Do not change this entry. ## 127.0.0.1 localhost 255.255.255.255 ...
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Customized default user profiles randomly not loading

I manage Macs in public computer labs and classrooms at a university. My general set up is as follows: Clients are running 10.8.5, OD Masters are running 10.7.5. Open Directory Master to manage ...
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How to change computer name so terminal displays it in mac os x maverick?

I have a Mac Server 3.1.2, w/ system 10.9.4 that is not being used as DNS Server. Windows Server 2012 is DNS & DHCP server. On the Mac, Terminal cannot ping hostname of mac, however, it does ...
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DNS resolves servers external IP instead of internal IP

I'd like to access a web server from both inside and outside my home network. I then have my firewall (pfSense) named as example.com. From within my network, I can access every machine by it's fully ...