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

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How do I change the hostname resolution sequence in OSX?

I am a new Mac user with lots of Linux/UNIX experience. My MACBook gets its IP using DHCP. The OSX version involved in my question is 10.10.3. I am having a bit of a problem figuring out how to do ...
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OS 10.10 not connecting through proxy specified by its Internet name

My office proxy has always been specified with its IP address and everything worked fine. However, recently, the proxy was changed to use its Internet name, in the form xxxx-y.zzzz.com Since then, I ...
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yosemite DNS resolution woes over IPSec tunnels / VPN

I am connecting to a Cisco IPSec tunnel from MacOS to a hosted pfsense box that is running a number of other IPSec site-to-sites happily, and the DNS resolution is not working. I also am in full ...
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OSX Yosemite DNS cache Issues

I'm having a really frustrating DNS cache issue on my Macbook running Yosemite. I'm a web developer so i'm always working with new sites and setting up new servers / domains etc.. so every now and ...
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Ping respects hosts overrides - but browsers don't, in spite of DNS cache flushes

I have a baffling problem. Browsers on my system (10.10.3 Yosemite) don't respect overrides included in my hosts file. This includes Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. I have tried rebooting, clearing ...
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Yosemite, how to reset/reinstall network?

For some reasons every time I connect to an insecure WiFi, Yosemite cannot route to the DNS servers of that WiFi. The DNS servers are correctly set, just cannot reach them. And after installing ...
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DNS occasionally stops working

OS X 10.9.5 Every couple of weeks, manual dns lookups (e.g. via nslookup or host) still work, but system lookups do not (so e.g. ping fails to lookup the host). The first few times it happens ...
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Connecting to a Folder on a Different Partition Using AFP or SMB

I'm in the process of setting up a DeployStudio system. Part of the requirement is that the server be able to connect to a Repository of files. On my server, that Repository is located on the ...
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how to use different port for dns on Yosemite?

According to https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man5/resolver.5.html you should be able to set a different port for dns, ie: example, 10.0.0.17.55 ...
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How can I change DNS providers without needing to type in my password?

On Mac OS X Yosemite, you need to enter in your password to change DNS entries. Otherwise the entries are all greyed out. I change DNS frequently (Gogo Inflight among others doesn't work with ...
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Yosemite: ssh slow to connect when using DNS alias

Since updating to Yosemite, ssh from my Mac to a DNS alias takes about 7-8 seconds. I've observed the following on multiple Macs running Yosemite. Assume I have a host name alpha, and a DNS alias to ...
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Problems connecting to mail server in Mail.app after server change

I have moved to a new server (web server and mail server in it) for my website. In order to not create confusion, I created the same mailboxes in the new server with the same passwords, in order not ...
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/etc/resolver: TLD itself not resolved by custom resolver

I'm using the /etc/resolver technique for a dev domain as explained in some blog posts around the web (like this one). I used this technique previously on 10.9, but on my new Yosemite there seems to ...
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hostname returns another device's name

I realized that the hostname had changed while I was doing some work using terminal in OS X Yosemite. I thought there might be an IP address conflict so I reset it. However I still get another ...
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No website opening but network works perfect, dns perfect as well

I am relatively new to OSX but I do my best here. I read a lot and tried to solve but did not find a answer which fits to my problem well. I have a Mac Mini with Yosemite 10.10.2. My network seems ...
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Ping being hijacked?

On my Mac terminal, I typed cat /etc/resolv.conf nameserver 8.8.8.8 nameserver 8.8.4.4 and I do a dig dig www.facebook.com ; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> www.facebook.com ;; ...
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How can I add a DNS record so that example.com resolves to my server.example.com in the OS X Server app?

The default DNS setup leaves me with a record pointing server.example.com to my IP address. I've added a couple of aliases like www, mail. But how can I add example.com, essentially the root domain ...
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OS X Yosemite Server - DNS issues

I purchased a domain and have a third party company manage email service for it. My MX records point to the email hosting provider. My A record for my domain points to my static IP provided by my ISP. ...
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How do I enable DNSSec on OSX? (Or DNSCurve)

I want to support encrypted IPSec communications, and DANE certs in DNS. Notably, DNSSSec is a prerequisite is IPSec (secure IP addresses from DNS) How can I configure my OS X computer to use DNSSec ...
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DNS possibly cause of failure to send emails

I have a mac mini running OS X 10.10 with Server.app that has DNS service enabled. The primary zone is example.com. In the zone, I have a list of machines: machine1.example.com - 10.0.1.11 ...
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Yosemite Server / Domain Configuration advice

I'm configuring a mac mini server (latest Yosemite) and I'd like some advice/guidance. I have a registered domain in use for my website, mail and some subdomains – all externally hosted. I'd like to ...
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DNS server entries disappear upon applying server details

I'm having issues entering my DNS server information upon configuration. Each time I enter the servers, they immediately disappear - with some attempts just disappearing upon entering a single ...
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Safari iPhone 6 will not load static website which is hosted on AWS

Currently I am encountering an issue with loading a webpage with Mobile Safari on my iPhone5. The site was just deployed with AWS (Amazon Web Services) here is the link http://www.point.plumbing The ...
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Whats the value for DNS when you leave blank DNS in static IP?

When you set a static IP in iOS and you don't specify a in IP address for DNS, which IP does iOS use to resolve hostnames?
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websites don't open on a specific wifi connection (probably DNS issue)

I have a cable broadband which works flawlessly; I am using the same to ask this question from my Android. But it doesn't work on my MacBook (10.10.2). Basically, no websites open, although I can ...
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How can I prevent hostname from changing?

When I boot up one of our computers it gets a static DHCP address which is specified in our DNS as client1.domain.com and so on. The hostname sets automatically from reverse DNS at bootup and ...
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Change dnsmasq from .dev to .local

I have followed these instructions for setting up a dnsmasq on my Mac. I originally set it up to use .dev, but now I want to change .dev to .local. However, when I try using .local instead, it ...
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Is intermittent high ping an issue in my Macbook or my router?

Every 20-30 minutes, my internet seems to be unresponsive for about 10 seconds. I can easily see this if I'm running the ping command while it happens: Now, I have two routers on my network, both ...
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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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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 ...