Dns Server

Overview of How DNS Works
Overview of How DNS Works

We now present a high-level overview of how DNS works. Our discussion will focus on the hostname-to-IP-address translation service. Assume that some application (such as a Web browser or a mail reader) running in a user's host needs to translate a hostname to an IP address. The application will invoke the client side of DNS, specifying the hostname that needs to be translated. (On many UNIX-based

Tags centralized database, iterative queries, distributed database, dns server, recursive queries
Inserting Records into the DNS Database
Inserting Records into the DNS Database

The discussion in the last article focused on how records are retrieved from the DNS database. You might be wondering how records get into the database in the first place. Let's see how this is done in the context of a particular example. Assume you have just created an exciting

Tags dns database, registrar, dns server, ip address, ip datagrams
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