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

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how to route only parallels over vpn

I would like to route only my VM (a WinXP) over a simple PPTP VPN. What is a simple way to do this? I turned "route all traffic over VPN" off, of course. I read that if the DNS of the guest OS is ...
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10.8.4 Messages.app “A network error occurred” on AIM / Gmail

I am increasingly seeing an error where Messages.app will be unable to connect to AIM or a Gmail Jabber account, although Bonjour IM works fine along with all other IP services. Restarting seems to ...
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How to make Apple Server's DNS play nice with a mixed pc mac vpn'd office setup

I am hoping you can help. The setup: 2 Offices with PC's and Macs, running Win7, the latest OSX and OSX server connected via VPN The two offices use different subnets: xxx.xxx.38.xxx and ...
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Local DNS circumvented when WiFi is active

I am using Mac OS X 10.8 to connect to two networks through ethernet and wifi and I am experiencing a problem with local DNS resolution. I would really appreciate your advice. I am simultaneously ...
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Lion resolving DNS names when querying server directly, but not when used in a command or app

I've recently (as in minutes ago) added a hostname and reverse (A and PTR) records for a hostname on my internal network, using a Bind DNS server. For some reason, i can both dig and nslookup this new ...
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How long does the DNS cache last in Mac OS X?

I know I can manually flush the DNS cache, e.g. with sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder. But how long will the cache last if I don't do this? Does it reset on a reboot?
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Is there an iOS App for preserving the dns your computer points to when it switches networks?

I'm looking to do some mobile, mobile web development. When I switch networks using the Ubuntu Linux VM I am using to do this, I store my /etc/networking/interfaces and dnsmasq settings in a git ...
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How to prevent sending of hostname via DHCP?

I am trying to prevent OS X from sending its hostname to the DHCP server. For example, in OpenSuse systems there is DHCLIENT_HOSTNAME_OPTION="AUTO". I cannot find a similar option in OS X for this, ...
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Lion server DNS problem with .private

I have just installed a lion server on my home network. I want to use it as a .private. Domain. I have implemented the VPN connection for external users via port fwd on my apple time machine router. ...
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Something keeps directing sub domains back to my own local host 127.0.0.1

I run mamp pro locally for web development and for each site I have internal maps for: domain.com = remote dev.domain.com = remote domain.dev = local I expect domain.dev is handled by mamp on my ...
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Change of IP / Configure AirPort Extreme

Earlier today our IP Address changed due to misconfiguration caused by our ISP. I'm trying to ensure our IP won't change again. So I spoke with our ISP and they assigned us a static IP (we were ...
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Finder slow after wake up from standby mode

I have 4 or 5 Network shares in my Favorites bar in the Finder. Any time the Macbook wakes up from Standby, the Finder takes forever to show up. If I remove the Network shares from the Favorites bar, ...
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How to host Etherpad (node.js) AND create a closed Wifi network from the same Mac?

I have a successfully running Etherpad install running on my Mac, and when clients on my network connect to my node.js server through the IP address assigned by my router, all is well. But I'm going ...
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How do I add custom DNS server and preserving default DNS of ISP in OS X Mountain Lion

I'm using OS X Mountain Lion. I'm using dnsmasq to set up wildcard localhost domain names, such as http://local.dev, to point to localhost. But I have to add 127.0.0.1 in my system preference -> ...
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Where could I get my networks domain name?

I am trying to determine domain name of my network. I tried some programming methods, commands but i could not get domain name of my network.I got ip address using cat /etc/resolv.conf I was doing ...
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Cannot ping localhost

I have setup a new MacBook Pro retina, things were going well but now I cannot access localhost. $ ping localhost ping: cannot resolve localhost: Unknown host My /etc/hosts file is fine, or at ...
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Preventing google search for custom top-level domain

How can I prevent safari to redirect the user to the google search page for addresses with custom top-level domains? Given an address of the type http://application.test where test is a primary zone ...
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Mac equivalent of /etc/nsswitch.conf for PHP chroot

I've setup a chroot for my PHP server running behind nginx on mac. It works except for any call to a CURL request fails with an error like cURL resource: Resource id #43; cURL error: Couldn't resolve ...
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AirPort Extreme, OS X Server, DHCP and Dynamic DNS

I have a AirPort Extreme and OS X Server (Mountain Lion). On my local network, I have a number of OS X, Windows, Ubuntu and other machines using DHCP to obtain network addresses. Almost all ...
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Setting a specific dnsentry

I have a server running at port 4433 on my localhost machine. I'd like to refer to the service as http://mytest.com:4433 from the browser or any script that I write. How could I set the DNS on OSX to ...
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Custom Local DNS entry ignored

I'm using dnsmasq to route requests to .lh hosts to my vagrant server currently running on 192.168.0.5 on Mac OSX 10.6. scutil --dns returns the correct resolver info: resolver #9 domain : lh ...
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named (bind DNS) not quitting

I am trying to quit named, but it keeps popping up. I tried removing the configuration an key files, unloading it from launchd, you name it. Yet it keeps starting. How do I kill it permanently?
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Another DNS name resolution trouble!

The problem I have OS X Mountain Lion, latest updates installed. Randomly after boot, I have no network connectivity from a user perspective. Web browsers are unable to display pages, no mail to ...
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Shared Internet apply /etc/hosts

How do I make those who connect to me via a shared internet connection use my /etc/hosts file? I was thinking something along the lines of creating a DNS server, but I was hoping maybe there is a ...
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Browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox) routes to incorrect server for domain

I purchased a new domain for my website at Hover.com. I pointed the name servers to my host provider. Everything works smoothly when I access the site on my iPhone, iPad, on my roommate's laptop, or ...
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How does the iPad expose its host name over the network?

When I connect my iPad to the wifi network at work, I can ping it by name: ping my-ipad. Clearly the router is somehow exposing it via DNS, or something like that. But when I connect my iPad to the ...
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Strange domain name appears in Sharing Preferences, source unknown

First of all before anyone asks, I have already set my DNS name in the Terminal with scutil, which is reflected on the Terminal prompt and returned by the hostname command. I also understand that this ...
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Airport Extreme Name Resolution

I have a little issue with my airport extreme. I'm using the device in my corporate network which has two DNS server for resolving intern and external names. When I do an nslookup "public adresse" ...
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Ethernet Working but No Internet Connection

In my office, nearly everybody uses Mac and we have just only one Windows 7 system. Just this morning, all the Mac systems (10.8.2) could not connect to the internet but could connect to the network, ...
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Cannot Resolve Host

For some reason my system will not resolve hosts added to /etc/hosts. If I add an entry: 127.0.0.1 somename.dev It won't resolve. If I add this, however: 127.0.0.1 somename.dev ::1 somename.dev ...
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Mountain Lion firewall is randomly delaying DNS requests

I recently experienced some delays during DNS host resolution on OS X 10.8. To test it I started a simple script which tries to repeatedly resolve the same hostname 20 times: #!/bin/sh for i in `seq ...
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Dig not returning authority section?

Digging wikipedia.com, on my Macbook Pro, returns: $ dig wikipedia.com ; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> wikipedia.com ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ...
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Periodic problem with DNS resolution

Since a few days, the DNS resolution stops working for random amounts of time, a few seconds to a few hours (I logged it with a simple script). It sometimes goes back to normal without any ...
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Mac Frequent SSL errors when trying to reach google.com

On my mac, I often try to go to Google.com and chrome gives me an error: "You attempted to reach www.google.com, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as www.apple.com. This may ...
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nslookup & dig fail; ping, traceroute, and scutil -r work

I'm running on 10.8.2. All of a sudden, traditional nameserver lookups are failing on my machine: $ nslookup www.att.com ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached $ dig www.att.com ; ...
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How can I set up Macs with dynamic IP addresses to update a server with a static IP?

I have several clients who have Airport Extremes and Macs at their houses. They all have dynamic IP address from their ISP. I want to have their Airport Extremes register their IP addresses with my ...
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Why are DNS server addresses lost after reboot?

I applied OpenDNS server addresses to Network Preference > Advanced > DNS. These were applied first under user account, then believing I needed to apply as Admin. Yet upon reboot they're replaced ...
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10.8.2 DNS in hosts lookup slow

As a web developer, I need to make a domain redirect to localhost. I modified the hosts file to do that. But I don't know why it always took so long to do the lookup. How can I solve this?
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How do I configure dynamic DNS when my router does not support it?

I have a MacBook which is connected to the net via an ancient DSL router (NAT enabled). I want to SSH into the server from elsewhere, but my ISP assigns new IP address every once in a while. I would ...
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Do /etc/resolver/ files work in Mountain Lion for DNS resolution?

Can anyone tell me if adding a file under /etc/resolver will work for DNS resolution using a DNS server other than what is handed out via DHCP ? My issue is that I want to use OpenDNS for a clients ...
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Changing WiFi settings separately

I'm using 2 WiFi networks with my MacBook Air. I need to switch between them sometimes. The problem is one needs completely different settings from the other, and it looks like I can only make ...
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not resolve local domins from /etc/hosts

Somehow I have a problem (previously everything was ok), hosts form /etc/hosts can't bre resolved. I have local domain in /etc/hosts, like 127.0.0.1 test.local It's loading in browser well but too ...
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DNS issue with Microsoft Sharepoint

I am having this issue on my MacBook Air but not on my Windows machine or even my Windows virtual machine on the Macbook Air. Client uses Microsoft SharePoint for documents and logs. I was given two ...
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Is it possible to check the DNS server you're using on the iphone?

on windows, you'd use something like ipconfig /all to see the dns server you're hitting. What would u do on an iphone or mobile device?
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DNS Problem: My website loads a spammy page when i visit from my computer, but works fine on my phone and other computers

I have tried visiting http://getridofit.com from my mac using Chrome and Safari. Both times it loads this page: When I visit from any other computer I get the normal website. Is this a DNS problem ...
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Mac OS X Mountain Lion - DNS resolving uses wrong order on VPN via dial-up connection

I am using a MacBook with Mac OS X 10.8.2 and connect to my company's network via VPN. Everything works great when establishing the VPN connection via LAN or WLAN. However, when I use a dial-up ...
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How would I prepend 127.0.0.1 as a nameserver all the time

I do web development and I would like to have dnsmasq running and handing my local dns requests. However I work in a lot of different networking scenarios and I need to DHCP updating my networking ...
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What is the preferred method of command line domain name lookup (DNS)?

What command line command do I use to lookup a domain address? When looking at the man pages for nslookup and dig I can see a section saying that these utilities do not use the Mac OS methods of ...
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How can I make the UP arrow work in Terminal's nslookup command?

When I open terminal, I'd like the up arrow go to the last command I typed within nslookup. Instead I get a strange escape sequence. What must be done to allow me to up arrow in nslookup?
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DNS Changer on my iPad

I've jailbroken my iPad. First time I checked with dns-changer.eu it stated mine was manipulated, then I checked again it stated that mine is clean. Getting confused & curious, I checked again ...