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

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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 ...
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Why will my Mac only load Google and Facebook?

I'm running into this really strange problem on my 2013 iMac at home (running Mavericks): the internet will work for a while, then at some point it will stop being able to load any websites except for ...
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What side effects, if any, are there from issuing scutil --set HostName 'Fred'?

I have read that you can change all of the three "computer names" associated with a Mac using the scutil utility. The three names in question are ComputerName (the "friendly" name), LocalHostName ...
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Alternative to AlwaysAppendSearchDomains on Yosemite? [closed]

Since Lion, I have used the AlwaysAppendSearchDomains trick on mDNSresponder to resolve names with dots in search domains. In yosemite this doesn't work any more. In fact, mDNSresponder doesn't seem ...
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_mdnsresponder generates 5‘000 DNS requests/s

On our network with several tens of thousands machine we notices several OS X machines that from time to time begin to send more than 5000 DNS requests per seconds. We were able to identify some of ...
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Safari OCSP/CRL Checking Causing Connectivity Failure

I'm currently implementing an 802.1X network authentication system using Cisco ISE for one of our customers. Our solution requires users (with personal devices) to connect to an open SSID network, ...
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Mavericks frequently doesn't resolve any hosts after router switch; pings fine

After a switch to a new router, I frequently experience that all sites fail to resolve under Mavericks 10.9.4 on MBA mid-2011, both with Safari, Chrome and pinging google.com. It lasts for variable ...
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DNS Lookup Failure on Terminal Only (Mavericks)

I recently did a clean install of Mavericks, and ever since I have, I've been having intermittent DNS lookup failures on the terminal only. Browsers work fine (Chrome, Safari). But nothing works ...
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OS X, connection drop downs, socket closed prematurely, mDNS

I have big problem with my OS X Mavericks Wi-Fi connection. I have tried calling my ISP (now we have stronger AP antenna), NVRAM reset, OS X reinstall, run own DNS local with dnsmasq, manually set IP ...
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What does it mean when I get a server failure when connecting to a router with DNS protocol

I'm currently attempting to debug a Super Duper startup problem where it takes between 10-15 seconds to start up on my machine when wireless/internet is turned on. I have communicated with Dave from ...
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How to specify DNS on iOS when connected via VPN?

I have set up a VPN connection using my FritzBox 6330. This works great on my Macbook Air if I specify a DNS server (192.168.178.1 - which is the address of my FritzBox) in the network settings of the ...
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Using VPN and Wifi at the same time

I have a VPN to connect to my school's IT department (I volunteer with them), but I am having a problem. I have added the VPN to the Network Interface list in System Preferences, and can connect just ...
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Configured Airport as Bridge and use OS X Server for DHCP and DNS, no Internet

I want to use my Mac Mini as an OS X Server with the following services: DNS DHCP Open Directory Profile Manager I configured my Airport Extreme under the "Internet" tab to use my static IP ...
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iphone 4s 6.1.2 can't open facebook site

I have a problem with an iPhone 4S (iOS 6.1.2 and the owner doesn't want to update) Until 3 weeks ago Facebook app was working fine, now it shows always the spin loader. First I thought was the app, ...
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OS X Server 3.0 - DNS & Server Names

I have two Mac Mini's running Mavericks Server. The hostnames for them are as follows: macsvr01.mydomain.com macsvr02.mydomain.com I want to be able to access macsvr02 by going to ...
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Suddenly got DNS problem with OSX 10.9.2

I have OSX 10.9.2. One day my internet started to stuck on loading. No System updates detected before. When I tried to send ping to http://stackoverflow.com/ I got: 64 bytes from 198.252.206.140: ...
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Mac Mavericks 10.9 DNS problem with specific addresses

A number of network addresses appear to be unreachable from my computer (Mac Mavericks, 10.9.2). For example I do not see any images on wikipedia. Today's featured article does not show the image ...
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What methods exist to give an iPhone an external hostname, on wifi or cellular data?

I want to give my iPhone (iOS7) a hostname, which will automatically resolve from anywhere as long as the phone is online. My iPhone can be jailbroken as part of the solution; that's not preventative. ...
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Adding hosts entry to iOS in absence of DNS

I am working with an application where my iPhone needs to see my laptop on the network under its host name and not the IP address because the SSL certificate works with the name only. At the office, ...
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DNS name of virtual machine

I need to reliably access the SqlServer running on my Windows 7 VM. I've tried setting a static ip and reserving that ip for the machine in VMWare's Nat config but that cuts off WAN access from the ...
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How can I send an email from within iCloud.com using a different email address? [duplicate]

I have my own private domain hosting solution with email, for example, test@test.com. When I am using the iCloud.com website from my browser, let's say for creating a spreadsheet, I will want to shed ...
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Internet Sharing handing out wrong DNS server address

I'm using a MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. It connects to the internet via a USB 3G dongle, and I want to share that internet connection via wifi. However, on devices that connect to the ...
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Can't access certain websites

I'm trying to access the site http://www.svenskadomaner.se but it's unreachable from my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.8.5). The domain belongs to a web hosting company and it's not only this specific site I ...
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mid-2011 MBA: sluggish wifi on WPA/WPA2 networks

Machine specs: Mid-2011 MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, and 4 GB DDR ram, Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB, OS 10.9.2 (Mavericks). Wifi connection is sluggish with multiple ISPs on ...
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Hosting a website off of OSX server and IIS on Windows 7

I have two computers that host websites. One of the computers is running OSX Server for OSX 10.9. The other is IIS 7.5 running on Windows 7 professional. The OSX server is setup to run the main site ...
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DNS change on Airport Extreme

I've recently changed the DNS settings on my latest generation Airport Extreme from their default values to Google DNS. My reason was obvious, I want all of my devices connected to my network be able ...
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Automatically assign DNS

How do I ensure that the DNS is being set by the network? On Windows I would check here and make sure that Obtain DNS server address automatically was selected:
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MacBook Pro 10.9.1 loading web pages very slow over 116Mbps Airport Extreme 802.11ac

This is driving me crazy. I have a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.1 connecting to the internet via an Airport Extreme 802.11ac. Speedtest shows I am pulling 116Mbps. A week ago or so I installed ...
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How can I get OSX Mavericks to notice a DNS change in `/etc/hosts`?

A common way to "block" a website (eg, to eliminate it as a distraction) is to edit /etc/hosts and point the domain to the loopback address. Eg: # Stop goofing off 127.0.0.1 youtube.com On ...
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Dig resolves a domain, but all other programs fail to find it

Mac OS X Mavericks, no VPN, connecting via wifi. This domain resolves to my IP address in the local network $> dig mydomain.xx ;; ANSWER SECTION: mydomain.xx. 3591 IN A 192.168.10.18 I ...
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when is the /etc/hosts file loaded?

I'm trying to configure some virtual hosts and I'm quite confused as to when this file is loaded. At what point is /private/etc/hosts loaded? When logging in? At every DNS call? When Mac OS restarts? ...
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How can I make a jailbroken device acknowledge /etc/hosts behind a proxy?

When using a proxy on an iOS device that is jailbroken, dns records in /etc/hosts seem to be ignored. Is there a way around this?
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DNS Cache or “Could not resolve” when nslookup is okay

There's a single DNS server I'm using, I think there's some kind of address caching going on, how can I interrogate the cache to try to determine why I get this kind of behaviour? ...
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Specifying DNS: Router or PrefPane?

OSX Lion (10.7.5). Network preferences has an option to set up (and order) DNS adresses. My router (Bell Connection Hub - Bell Canda) also has an option for specifying DNS addresses. Which takes ...
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Deleted com.apple.mDNSResponder.plist in Mavericks, how to get it back?

I already had trouble with DNS not resolving for all apps except Chrome, in my troubleshooting I for some reason deleted com.apple.mDNSResponder.plist Deleting this file did not help in any way.. ...