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

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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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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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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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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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How do I set up DynDNS on my MacBook?

I want to create a host name that points to my MacBook dynamically, so I can have a chance to take back the control if it was stolen. I opened ssh and vnc, but I have no idea how to find my machine. ...
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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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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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OS X assumes hostname of other network computer: how to prevent this?

I just came across a strange quirck: I use my MacBook Pro in the office. Every computer is assigned their IP addresses by a DHCP server. It seems to be the case now, however, that my OS X changed my ...
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Multiple IP addresses for same host name in /private/etc/hosts?

I have a corporate mail account (exchange 2007) that uses a self-signed SSL certificate. No matter what I do, Mail always complains about this when I connect. If I look at the details it always says ...
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Mac doesn't recognize hosts on local network

I have a Linux server in my cupboard. My Windows machines can connect to it via its hostname. I have never configured any DNS server; all I did was assign the Linux box a name when I installed Ubuntu ...
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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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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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How to import authoritative (primary) zone data into Lion Server DNS?

Our current authoritative DNS server suffers from random reboot issues. That is why we would like to import our DNS zones into a Lion DNS server (BIND). We could not find an option to import DNS ...
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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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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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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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Internet page not loading, ping not working but host www.example.com return an IP

Sorry I'm being vague because I don't even know where the problem can be. Yesterday I was using the internet just fine. Today on the same wifi router and on another 3G connection, I couldn't access ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.. ...
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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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How to fix when I can nslookup and dig an internal hostname, but I cannot ping or ssh to the internal machine?

I can nslookup and dig an internal hostname, and I get a rapid response, but I cannot ping or ssh to the server. All external hostnames work fine for both ping, ssh, dig or nslookup. ssh -vvv ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Browsing to a nested subdomain resolves wrong page

Our corporate network has some web applications hosted in a nested subdomain hierarchy. A "subdomain's subdomain", as you will. For example: Root-> http://*.mydomain.com (resolves to: 192.2.2.200) ...
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Can Time Capsule/Airport (4th gen) serve local DNS?

I just got a 4th gen Time Capsule for my wife to use as her own backup server, and I'm potentially interested in using it as the main router and Wifi AP on my home network. My current router and AP is ...
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Lion Server - DNS crashing

Every now and then (once per week?), my Mac Mini (2011, 8GB RAM i5) running Lion Server, stops the DNS server bringing my network to a grinding halt. The only way I have found to get it to restart is ...
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DNS gone after wakeup

I'm having problems with the DNS resolution after a wakeup from sleep. The system I'm running is Mac OS X Lion 10.7, and I am properly connected to my Wifi. When I issue a ping google.com in the ...
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Can Airport Extreme be configured to work with a free dynamic DNS service?

I have an Airport Extreme and wish to set up dynamic DNS so that I can remotely access my home WiFi security cameras when I'm traveling. I'm seeing certain things that say the built-in dynamic DNS ...
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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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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 do I get rid of browser redirect malware?

I am using Mac OS X Leopard on a MacBook Pro. I must have been very careless at some point, since I managed to let some malware install in it. While browsing I get randomly redirected to different ...
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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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Macbook Pro 15 inch Late 2011 - Internet always slow until I change DNS lookup address

This problem has plagued me across multiple networks (Ethernet and Wi-Fi, across multiple ISP's) and multiple operating systems (Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, Mavericks). While browsing, my internet ...
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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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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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Why do local network hostnames resolve only in certain cases?

I have a linksys router which runs "tomato" Linux and serves as the local DNS server. It runs dnsmasq. I recently upgraded from OS X 10.4 to 10.6. Since then, resolution of hostnames on my local ...
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Can't use machine name to login using SSH anymore on Yosemite, how to fix?

from yesterday I have noticed that I can't connect via SSH to my OS X's SSH server anymore using the following command: User-MBP:~ user$ ssh user@user-mbp user is the user on the server, user-mbp is ...
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OS X Server behind an ADSL router

I have a Mac Mini with OS X Server installed on my LAN that I use as a Git server and Continuous Integration server. I would like to be able to use these services from outside my LAN but I'm not sure ...