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

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DHCP and DNS fail to work in Mac OS X 10.8.2, still work in recovery mode

I've been most unfortunate to see my mid-2012 Macbook Air 11" running Mac OS X 10.8.2 stop properly receiving DHCP leases AND resolving DNS names to IPs. I know, there is 10.8.5, and Mavericks that ...
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Mountain Lion OSX Server One IP Virtual Sites www resolving to wrong Site

I am trying to get 2 domains working properly with one static IP on ML OSX Server. When I set a domain = www.domain2.com- it resolves to domain1.com. I have dns set for domain 2 at godaddy, where ...
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SSH'ing with just a machine name on internal network: nodename nor servname provided, or not known

Yesterday I was able to ssh into my development box by using the machine name. Today, I can't. I can nslookup and use chrome to navigate to my box using just the machine name. ping and ssh do not ...
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Does Apple's iOS have a backup DNS server configuration?

Yestderday I experienced something interesting while setting up a Wi-Fi access point. The access point was connected to the Internet via a local modem (gateway), which had NO DNS server address ...
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On OS X is it possible to override DHCP assigned DNS servers but still keeping them for fallback?

By default I would like to use the google public DNS servers and to fallback to intranet ones when these are failing. Is this possible? ... I am looking for a setup that would not break when I move ...
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Mavericks - ssh to host under search domain

I am VPNed in to a network which has its own search domain, and it mostly works - I don't have to type the domain in the browser, and the host command resolves to the correct IPs. However, when I try ...
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Cannot access localhost after upgrade to Mavericks but can access 127.0.0.1

I ran across this question, but it wasn't resolved (and it hasn't been touched in a while). I'm not sure if my issue is the same, but I don't have enough reputation here to comment on that question. ...
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Point domain to LAN IP on iPad and iPhone [duplicate]

How can I point a domain to a certain IP (like 192.168.1.88) on my iPad? I know how to do this on Windows (by modifying the hosts file), but I want to test my website on iPad and iPhone locally.
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Can I redirect to an alternative DNS Lookup server depending on domain request

Background I had a problem loading images from a particular website. ( more details of that here) Someone at work Suggested I change my DNS servers to openDNS and see if that resolves the problem. ...
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How can I block a given DNS from being used?

When I get a list of DNSs that OS X is using, it shows 3: Two from my ISP, and one is 192.168.1.1. Is it possible to prevent OS X from using the third one?
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2011 MacBook (10.6.8) connects to AirPort but intermittently won't connect to webpages

I have never experienced this problem before. I know that the problem is not the internet, because the internet works fine on all my other devices, both Windows and Mac. I brought my MacBook in to the ...
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How do I include my own zone file in /etc/com.apple.named.proxy.conf

When I enable internet connection sharing, a local named DNS nameserver is started that uses the file /etc/com.apple.named.proxy.conf for configuration. My internet connection sharing is configured ...
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DNS Zones not working after OS X 10.8.5 upgrade

Prior to upgrading from OS X 10.8.4 to 10.8.5, I had the following DNS zone file in place that worked perfectly fine - now it's failing: ; ; BIND data file for dev sites ; $TTL 604800 @ IN ...
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DNS resolution temporarily failing

Macbook air mid-2012 w/ Mountain Lion. Whenever I wakeup from a long sleep and also on some random moments when it's on, i get DNS resolution failures for every server, with nslookup saying ;; ...
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Name resolution is using proxy server over my local DNS server

I'm running a local DNS server to resolve .dev as a testing domain on my machine, the resolution works fine and shows the proper answer through dig and ping and I can pull the home page instantly with ...
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Added website with a subdomain on Mountain Lion server couldn't be found on other machines

My server is accessible via example.com and I want my website to be accessed via sub.example.com. I added a website to Mountain Lion server with domain name that's actually a subdomain; ...
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Trying to find the /etc/resolve

I'm trying to connect a Macbook Air running 10.8.4 to a Windows 2008 R2 server. I have run into trouble as we use a company.local. I think this may be the problem: ...
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My internet in my MBP gets really slow or stops when I connect to my router

My internet gets really low (0.8 - 0.2 kb/s) or really just drop to 0, it started 3 months ago. I use "Automatic" and another using Googles Public DNS for my location. I am using wifi on my MBP to ...
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Can't access specific websites with Macbook Air (10.7.5 Lion)

This has really baffled me: While my internet connection works, I can't access specific websites with Safari (or any other browser for that matter). I don't get a 404 page; Just an error message that ...
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How to I display the current DNS servers from the command line under OS X?

I want to display the DNS serververs that are used by the current network setup on OS X, from the command line.
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/etc/hosts gets over written

What is the correct way of editing /etc/hosts? I want to add some IP addresses and host names to it. It works for a while (a few hours) and then it gets reverted back to the original version. Is there ...
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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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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 ...