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

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Domain Name Resolution (DNS) stops working randomly

While browsing and using the web, DNS stops working. Open web-chats like Google Hangouts keep working, but opening new websites, Skype, and others are stuck to "Resolving host name". This happens ...
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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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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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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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Not able to resolve my domain name intermittently on iOS

I am experiencing a strange behavior w.r.t DNS resolution when connected to certain WiFi networks. (only on iOS devices) Issue is: Safari is able to resolve my domain name correctly but sometimes for ...
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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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Does Apple's iOS have a backup DNS server configuration?

Yesterday 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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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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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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Repeat DNS flushing required on El Capitan

I have a mid-2011 Mac Air running OS 10.11.3 and I repeatedly have to run a DNS flush to resolve issues connecting to the internet. This seems to be a recent problem and I don't know what has caused ...
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DNS fails over time. Reconnecting to wifi solves it momentarily

The DNS lookup fails after some time of being connected. I can get it back working if i reconnect to my wifi. However it seems to happen more frequently. I enabled debugging in the mDNS responder to ...
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Getting high ping when MacBook Air is connected to Wi-Fi

I have a 13" MacBook Air with Yosemite 10.10.2 installed: As soon as I connect it to my WiFi, I get a very high ping (1600 ms) on both my machines: Windows 7 PC and my MacBook. As a result browsing ...
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Custom nameservers, /etc/resolver/ and SRV records

I want to use a DNS server on my machine to resolve lookups for all names ending in .dev. I've created /etc/resolver/dev to do this, and checked that it works for A records: › dscacheutil -q host -a ...
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Macbook Pro 10.10.5 Can Only Connect to Large Sites like Google, StackExchange, Wikipedia

This strange connection issue has been very stubborn. In short, after every reboot I can access the entire internet for a short period of time. After a time (say 30 minutes) all but major websites ...
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How can I get OS X's Dynamic DNS client to register a local IP address?

Background: I'm essentially re-creating Back To My Mac. I have a VPN set-up on my VPS, handing out addresses in the 10.x.y.0/24 range, with BIND running and accessible at 10.x.y.1. There's a zone ...
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Device name on router is different than OS X hostname

There are tons of questions about changing a Mac hostname, and while I went through most of them, I could never find this nuanced answer: Why do routers always seems to receive the first hostname ...
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VPN connects, IP won't change : traffic issue

I spent too much time on this, so I'm asking you guys if you can figure it out. I can connect to my VPN, but my IP won't change (I can access the internet) and since P2P isn't working I guess the ...
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DNS resolves incorrectly, even after purge

After changing a CNAME record on my DNS server, I am seeing issues with the DNS on my Macbook Air running OS X 10.10. Other computers on the same network resolves to the correct, new IP. $ host ...
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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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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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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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Authentication Server could not be contacted

Our OS X Server machine has had no issue at all with being in the Windows AD domain right up until we updated it to OS X 10.10. Now it behaves bizarrely, refuses to connect to our Exchange mail ...
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iOs Simulator ignoring Hosts file

I'm actually working on a website development and I configured all the needed hostname on my /etc/hosts files. Actually in our office we use an internal DNS for the QA servers and we override ...
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Does the Airport Extreme support wireless roaming and guest network?

I'm looking to purchase two Apple Airport Extreme base station units to use as wireless access points only. They will be connected via Ethernet to my network closet. Internet gateway is handled by my ...
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Changing /etc/hosts not getting affected

I have added the following line in my /etc/hosts: 127.0.0.1   myapp.corp.com so my full /etc/hosts looks like: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.0.1   myapp.corp.com 255.255.255.255 broadcasthost ::1 ...
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Back to Mac service when using Unlocator DNS

I have a Mac Mini at home that I would like to connect to using the "Back to my Mac" service. Normally it works just fine. But if I update my Apple Airport Extreme with DNS from unlocator.com (or ...
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DNS Lookup Failure on Terminal Only (Mavericks)

I recently did a clean install of Mavericks, and ever since I have, I've been having intermittent DNS lookup failures on the terminal only. Browsers work fine (Chrome, Safari). But nothing works ...
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What methods exist to give an iPhone an external hostname, on wifi or cellular data?

I want to give my iPhone (iOS7) a hostname, which will automatically resolve from anywhere as long as the phone is online. My iPhone can be jailbroken as part of the solution; that's not preventative. ...
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How should I configure my VMware Fusion VM network connections?

I've been a long time user of VMware Fusion on my iMac and I've just bought a MacBook Pro to allow me to work on projects whilst I'm away from my desk. On my iMac, I have a few VMs, each with their ...
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Resolve domain name using the internal IP when inside the intranet?

I want to access a web server using the same domain name while I am inside the intranet but a different IP. Let's say that I register into a public DNS: mysrv-public.example.com public-ip ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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DNS resolution for a hostname in local network fails

From my OS X 10.11.4, I do: ping ubuntu-workstation ping: cannot resolve ubuntu-workstation: Unknown host However, if I do the same from a windows laptop, the call is successfully resolved. The ...
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Network Interface Missing in Bind Order (Set Service Order dialog)

I have a VPN connection to my office set up and configured. The VPN connection works absolutely fine. It also shows in my Network Preferences pane. But it is low in the DNS bind order (and so I ...
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Airport Express DNS problem

In my living room I have a wireless router, the “main” router. One of its ethernet port is connected to a powerline (TL-PA4010KIT). In my bedroom I’ve another powerline connected to an AirPort Express ...
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Specific DNS search domain queries sent to different server

I'm running OSX 10.9.5. I plan on upgrading at some point, so please let me know if that will impact an answer. I have some work-specific hosts that I need to resolve (dev1.internal.example.com, ...
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Iphone is slow in picking up the local DNS server on WiFi infrastructure

I have a setup a Wireless infrastructure with local DNS server (DNSmasq) running on a server (Static IP: 192.168.19.2) on the infra. The local DNS server resolves lot of public domains to a local IP ...
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Mac unable to login network user after reboot - no route to host

A real strange one this. I have just setup a Mac that is bound to AD and joined to the wireless (authenticated at logon screen) I know this because I am able to ping the Mac when it is sitting at ...
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El Capitan openconnect DNS issue

I (more or less) followed this gist to setup openconnect on my OS X (10.11.3) and the connection is working just fine by IP addresses, but not with DNS resolving. (The nslookup command is working ...
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How to access/print the DNS/mDNS cache in OSX El Capitan?

I am trying to get a visual of the DNS cache (IMHO this should be extremely easy but somehow I cannot get it in El Capitan). I have tried things like: dscacheutil -cachedump which some reason returns ...