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Questions tagged [dns]

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

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How do I configure DNS now that OS X Server doesn't support it?

I was using OS X Server to run DNS for my local network. As many know, the Mojave version of Server dropped a lot of the services that were there, one of which was DNS. Unfortunately I didn't read ...
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How to configure resolv.conf options with scutil on MacOS?

I would like to configure the following: options rotate timeout:1 retries:1 What is the way to achieve that with scutil --dns. I can't find it anywhere in the documentation. $ for i in {1..100}; ...
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Google DNS doesn't work

I have trouble using Google DNS under my 2017 MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave.. I want to point in advance that: I don't have access to the router settings. I'm using kind of host network that my ...
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Bypass DNS resolver/cache in Mac?

I'm hitting an error where after changing a DNS name, dig reports that a name resolves to the correct IP but curl says the name doesn't exist. Restarting the machine clears the problem, clearing the ...
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Why doesn't Apple allow native VPN configuration on Apple TVs? Is there another way to add support?

TL;DR: Apple doesn't allow for native VPN configuration on Apple TVs, is there a reliable way to use a VPN service with my Apple TV? As someone who lives abroad, a VPN can be a real life saver when ...
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Google Chrome and nslookup: works. Safari and ping: do not work

So I'm on a hotel WiFi that has been working fine for several days. Suddenly, I'm not able to use many programs on the internet. Safari says "Can't find server". Ping says "Can't resolve: Unknown ...
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Safari can't connect to localhost

I'm trying to use Focus, an app that redirects blocked websites through localhost. However, while this works properly with Chrome and Firefox, Safari gives me an error message as in the attached image....
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macos mojave -> “software update” -> “A server with the specified hostname could not be found”

How do I get rid of this message and in fact manage to update the machine? I can browse internal and external websites fine, name resolution works fine, a packet capture tcpdump -i en7 port 53 and ...
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How to prevent DNS caching on iOS

Does anyone know how to prevent DNS caching on iOS? My DNS cache keeps getting fouled up and it causes all sorts of issues that affect: Population of the bonjour pane in the VNC app Detection of ...
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macports telnet command to use for email server check

I just installed inetutils using macports under macOS Mojave, Then I tried to use gtelnet command, to check my email server, but I get an error relative to the DNS resolution, of this type : "Server ...
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Mix DNS from DHCP with a statically defined one

I'd like to configure my DNS records to priorities a statically defined DNS server (e.g. 8.8.8.8) and fallback onto DNS servers retrieved from DHCP. I'd like the DHCP DNS servers only to be used, if ...
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At one particular coffee shop, mac only connects to google and nothing else

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro running High Sierra. At one particular coffee shop, my mac only connects to google, facebook and youtube and no other websites. I looked at a bunch of forums and based on ...
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Cannot flush cache

No matter what I do, I cannot get a web site to load after something changes with the DNS. For instance, if meh.blah.example.com had a misconfigured DNS value and produced an ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED ...
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Why is IMRemoteURLConnectionAgent contacting a Charter IP address

I never use iMessage. I never use iCloud. And yet I happened to check my Mac's current network connections and I found this: IMRemoteURLConn 33557 me 7u IPv4 ... 0t0 TCP 192.168.1.198:57996-&...
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Strange DNS entries on a macbook pro

I was trying to add an entry in /etc/hosts on a MacBook Pro 2018 (macOS 10.14.1) that has been installed transferring data from another MacBook Pro (2013 running macOS 10.13.6) when I found the ...
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Why is twitter unreachable from Chrome but not Safari?

I am using macOS 10.13.6. When I go to www.twitter.com in Google Chrome I get a This site can't be reached. https://www.twitter.com/ is unreachable. ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE On the same machine I can ...
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Can't access internet after installing NordVPN

As soon as I install the NordVPN app from the app Store on MacOS Mojave, the internet connection dies. I can't use my browser, or any internet connected apps. Deleting the app and then restarting ...
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Reduce or disable DNS cache in 10.13 and 10.14

I'm trying to get a hold of the property list, I'm guessing, that specifies the TTL or the amount of records held of the DNS cache of the system, if is not user/root accessible, then command that ...
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Slow Internet When Connected to L2TP/IPSec VPN

I set up the built-in racoon program on a Mac server to run a VPN server. It's an L2TP over IPSec VPN. I connect through it through the native client built into macOS's network settings. So I connect ...
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DNS lookup painfully slow on only one network?

I've got a MacBook Air 2013 running 10.14, and loading all pages either stalls for multiple seconds on "Resolving host" and only loads after a painful delay or it completely fails and Chrome shows me ...
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How is iOS to host communication done with TCP to USB?

I am looking for a good primer on information about accessing the data streamed from iOS devices to a host via USB. I've found this is done through TCP, I think. But concrete info is what I'm looking ...
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Force DNS resolution to happen outside VPN

I'm running Mojave (10.14) and I have a Cisco AnyConnect VPN over which traffic for selected routes (determined by the VPN profile, out of my control) is sent. Traffic routing works fine, the issue ...
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How to or Is that possible to stop mDNSResponder without disable System Integrity Protection?

I have tried the following: $ sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder $ sudo killall -9 mDNSResponderHelper mDNSResponder $ sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.mDNSResponder....
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Alternate DNS resolution for Safari on macOS?

I use a Pihole on my network to provide local DNS service to block ads and various websites. I've noticed recently (maybe since Mojave) that Safari seems to bypass this. The Pihole device also ...
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Mac connects to iPhone hotspot but no internet

I'm trying to set up a hotspot, sharing the connection from an iPhone X running iOS 12.1 with a MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave. The hotspot is working fine and other devices can connect to it and ...
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How do I change the Resolver Order?

I use a utility call HELM to change my /etc/hosts file for a domain name to test if a site on a new server is working correctly before I point the DNS to it. However the way my resolver is working is ...
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Network settings won't save DNS servers

This has to be simple: I can't save DNS servers in Network>(Location)>Advanced>DNS I add the DNS servers 1.1.1.1 1.0.0.1 2606:4700:4700::1111 2606:4700:4700::1001 save, and then ...
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Who is trying to use the Stealth Mode as reported in Console

I found following in my Console on MBA 10.13 Stealth Mode connection attempt to UDP 192.168.0.12:52734 from 8.8.8.8:53 Stealth Mode connection attempt to UDP 192.168.0.12:57880 from 8.8.8.8:53 ...
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My mac's hostname keeps getting reset to default

My mac's default hostname is Scott-Johnson.local. In the sharing system preferences, I set the hostname to felucia.local, which takes as expected. However, at some point in the future (usually due to ...
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Safari on iMac (Mojave) can't resolve http://<hostname>.local

Safari 12.0 on my 2017 iMac cannot resolve local computer names. In my particular case the computer is a RaspberryPi with a default web page. If I put "pi-star.local" in the Safari address box, I ...
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How to override DNS resolver ordering while connected to L2TP VPN

OS: macOS Mojave 10.14 (18A389) Current network setup: Local domain: home.rossipedia.com Subnet: 172.16.10.0/24 Gateway / DHCP server / DNS server: 172.16.10.1 Output of scutil --dns: DNS ...
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Website unresolved via OSX Safari

Issue URL does not resolve: see 'dig test results' Safari 11.1.2 System Version: OS X 10.11.6 (15G22010) Kernel Version: Darwin 15.6.0 Boot Volume: Macintosh HD Boot Mode: Normal The ...
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dnsmasq not working oh Mac OS High Sierra

I have a service running on localhost on MacOS High Sierra. curl foo.test does not work, but curl localhost does. To get to my setup, I installed dns using homebrew, brew install dnsmasq ...
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How can I reconfigure my PF.conf to be more secure

I want to make my computer more secure and a part of it I want to do with reconfiguring my PF firewall. How can I reconfigure my PF.conf to be more secure? I made a github repo where I posted my ...
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Website Doesn't redirect correctly

I have recently created a blog and hosted that on a freehosting website. domain is purchased from hostgater Website is hosted on freehosting. On hostgather nameserver has been updated as per ...
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OS X adds “incorrect” DNS servers “on top” of correct ones

OS X (latest version of High Sierra) is doing something strange when I try to connect to my campus wireless network. On a regular basis, it is adding an incorrect DNS server (10.0.0.255) "on top" of ...
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Unable to resolve hostnames inside macOS chroot jail

I just created a chroot jail with inetutils, coreutils and bash. Most of the things seem to work. I can ping ip addresses and hosts that are inside /etc/hosts, however, I can't ping hosts that are not ...
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Cannot ping a single website when I am logged into my account

I am having an issue connecting to my website. When I ping sample.com the server, I IP address I get is 192.168.0.12, but when I do an NSlookup, I get the correct IP. When I switch user account or go ...
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how to add ip routes with host name instead of ip address?

I want to add IP routes for host that I do not have the IP address for. I basically want tell macOS to search for a host in a specific interface: sudo route add -host <myHostname> -iface en7 ...
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Safari and Chrome loading the wrong website

My client is having an issue that is exclusive to her computer. When viewing her website on any other computer the website that shows is the current one being hosted by Squarespace. When viewing on ...
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How to create /dev/null in a jail-environment (chroot)?

In short: I am trying to install BIND9 on OSX inside a jail-environment (chroot) and failing to create a /dev/{null, random} file inside. Since Apple is slowly removing support for DNS, DHCP and more ...
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How do I reload the DNS config on macOS Server when I have edited it on the command line?

Server.app does not allow me to add a TXT record to the main domain (zone) but that is what is needed for SPF. So, I added a TXT record to my db.rna.nl file. (Note this is a split-DNS so on the ...
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iPhone 7 Sim Switching, Account Switching or just Normal Domain Traffic?

I think there is some funny business going on with one of the devices in my house. I'm not sure if the person is changing into between iCloud Accounts on the same device, or switching Sims or using ...
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How to change nameserver in resolv.conf in Recovery Mode?

How can I change the nameserver in /etc/resolv.conf while the MacBook is in recovery mode?
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How to use mac as a full router with DHCP, DNS, Port Fowarding etc.?

I know I can use internet sharing in macOS to share the internet connection provided to one network interface over one or more other network interfaces on my Mac. However, the feature set is VERY ...
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macOS not resolving IP Address

I used a certain domain name temporarily to build a site on. The site has been moved to its own URL and now I want to use the same domain again for another site. I have set up the WP installation but ...
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Terminal Displays My Roommate's Computer

I don't know how long ago this happened, but today I realized that when I open up terminal it no longer says Matthew-MacBook:~matthew$ as it used to. Instead, it appears to have synched up with my ...
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MacOS and split DNS

MacOS: 10.13.3 Pritunl VPN client: v1.0.1653.28 I have been following this: https://lists.apple.com/archives/macnetworkprog/2005/Sep/msg00047.html and http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=...
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Resolve internet address (IP) as running apps see them currently (vs. external name server)

Sometimes, I need to see the actual IPv4 address of web sites I open in Safari. Now, there are two terminal commands, host and dig, which I could use for that. But these commands are not always ...
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DNS Setup on a Per-SSID basis?

I manage a number of iOS devices. These devices are supervised via Apple Configurator. When they connect to a specific SSID, I want the devices to use the servers specified by DHCP (If needed, I can ...