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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Odd (potentially DNS) network problems on my Macbook Pro (VPN / Network Connect related)

I was reluctant to ask a new question as there appears to be a million dns related questions on here and elsewhere already, but, I think mine might be a bit different. An example, right now I am ...
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ping and browsers do not seem to use local DNS server? (or: mDNSResponder looses local dns server?)

(1) Stack Info DNS Server CentOS 5.6 64bit running dnsmasq 2.45 on IP 10.9.8.2. Serving as DNS-Only Server using it's local /etc/hosts. /etc/resolv.conf on this machine has Router Draytek ...
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Using dnsmasq when not connected to the Internet

I'm routing dns requests through dnsmasq so that domains I'm using for local development point to 127.0.0.1. This works great when I'm connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi or ethernet, but I start to ...
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Why opening a ssh connection to Lion is taking too long?

Why is SSH taking too long to open when I SSH to Lion. I have to wait ~30s to see the Password prompt. The DNS is working on the Lion server.
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How to resolve network issue or DNS to access web page on Snow Leopard Server?

I have my network setup like as follows: internet > router 1 > ethernet ports > switch > router 2 I have a Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server connected to "router 1", but it is so slow when accessing a ...
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Macbook can't resolve any domain names

I have a 13" Macbook running Snow Leopard 10.6.6 which is unable to go to any URL on either my office or hotel networks. I have no proxy or firewall enabled on the computer - and have connected to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 can I not access my own website - unknown host? [closed]

I have a website - www.birupakhyadash.com - which I am not able to access. The traceroute to the address returns the error: unknown host. I have tried to clear the dns cache and disable the ...
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What happens if I remove the localhost address from /etc/hosts

I have looked at the hosts file before but never thought of this. The hosts file overrides the DNS addresses so it can be used to forward sites or to block them. When looking at the file, the default ...
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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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Yosemite 10.10.1 - ssh - no connection (time-out) and strange redirect

I hope I can get some help with a rather strange problem on my late 2013 MacBookPro running Yosemite 10.10.1 Up until 3 days ago, I could ssh into my server without any problems. I then updated to ...
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Mac bind to windows domain with wrong name

I'm fairly new to the world of Mac. I've had the administering of around 100 macs thrust upon me (previous guy left, little documentation. Only things like the images he used, no documentation of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to use machine name of iOS devices on network?

I have an iPhone 4 and a 3rd generation iPad. They connect to my local home network over WiFi but I cannot use their machines names. I have an app on both devices that exposes a web server, but I can ...
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How to reach websites that have failed while offline?

When I try to open a website when my connection is down or while my modem is starting up, my Mac flags this url as unreachable. When the connection is finally open and internet available, I still ...
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Need help with OS X server. I can't get it to resolve correctly

Ok. So I have a static IP set on my router (using fiber so no modem). I have no idea what is going on. but I can't get it to resolve outside the network. Background: Static IP :xxx.xxx.xxx.9 ...
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Why is MDNSresponder Failing to Perform DNS Queries for Custom TLDs?

I'm on Yosemite 10.10 and continue to have some DNS problems post-reversion to mdnsresponder from discoveryutil. Use of tcpdump to monitor DNS requests indicates that a number of GUI applications ...
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Yosemite /etc/resolver/env.domain.com not working

We have a site to site VPN connection setup in the office to two development networks dev stage I want to be able to let people in the office not be on VPN for dns resolution to work. Each ...
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OS X Yosemite script to change Ethernet DNS, WINS & Search Domains

We are changing all our machines' DNS, WINS and Search Domains for the Ethernet side. We already have a script written for Windows, when we upload it via server or USB, we double click it, and it runs ...
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Mac OS X equivalent to Windows “Register this connection's addresses in DNS”

On Windows, in the Advanced TCP/IP Properties of the TCP/IPv4 properties of the NIC there is a tickbox called "Register this connection's addresses in DNS". Does Mac OS X have an equivalent setting? ...
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How can I access an app hosted on an OSX machine via a local network, that requires Google login?

I want to be able to access an app via a local network using my mobile device, for development and testing purposes. The app is hosted on my laptop running OSX Yosemite (10.10.3) I can access public ...
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How can I cache DNS entries for longer than the DNS server specifies (mac mavericks)

My broadband provider is terrible. It forces the use of its own DNS servers, which I have never seen take less than 2 seconds to respond, and often longer. What I would like to do is cache their ...
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OSX Flush DNS without sudo

I have a Mac that keeps messing up its DNS (this may be a wider network issue, we have windows clients that are having problems too). Whilst I try to understand the DNS issue I'd like to set an 'icon' ...
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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 ...