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Name server

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A name server is a computer application that implements a network service for providing responses to queries against a directory service. [1]

38 relations: BIND, Communication protocol, Comparison of DNS server software, Directory service, DNS root zone, DNS zone, DNS zone transfer, Domain name, Domain name registrar, Domain name registry, Domain Name System, Domain Name System Security Extensions, Dynamic DNS, Fully qualified domain name, Home network, Hostname, ICANN, Internet, Internet Engineering Task Force, Internet Protocol, Internet service provider, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, Linux, List of DNS record types, List of managed DNS providers, Name Service Switch, Namespace, Network Information Service, Network service, Open Root Server Network, Public recursive name server, RealNames, Resolv.conf, Resolvconf, Root name server, Top-level domain, Trojan.Win32.DNSChanger, Unix.


BIND, or named, is the most widely used Domain Name System (DNS) software on the Internet.

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Communication protocol

In telecommunication, a communication protocol is a system of rules that allow two or more entities of a communications system to transmit information via any kind of variation of a physical quantity.

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Comparison of DNS server software

This article presents a succinct comparison of the features, platform support, and packaging of many independent implementations of Domain Name System (DNS) name server software.

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Directory service

In computing, directory service or name service maps the names of network resources to their respective network addresses.

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DNS root zone

The DNS root zone is the top-level DNS zone in the hierarchical namespace of the Domain Name System (DNS) of the Internet.

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DNS zone

A DNS zone is any distinct, contiguous portion of the domain name space in the Domain Name System (DNS) for which administrative responsibility has been delegated to a single manager.

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DNS zone transfer

DNS zone transfer, also sometimes known by the inducing DNS query type AXFR, is a type of DNS transaction.

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Domain name

A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet.

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Domain name registrar

A domain name registrar is an organization that manages the reservation of Internet domain names.

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Domain name registry

A domain name registry is a database of all domain names and the associated registrant information in the top level domains of the Domain Name System (DNS) of the Internet that allow third party entities to request administrative control of a domain name.

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Domain Name System

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical decentralized naming system for computers, services, or other resources connected to the Internet or a private network.

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Domain Name System Security Extensions

The Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) is a suite of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) specifications for securing certain kinds of information provided by the Domain Name System (DNS) as used on Internet Protocol (IP) networks.

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Dynamic DNS

Dynamic DNS (DDNS or DynDNS) is a method of automatically updating a name server in the Domain Name System (DNS), often in real time, with the active DDNS configuration of its configured hostnames, addresses or other information.

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Fully qualified domain name

A fully qualified domain name (FQDN), sometimes also referred to as an absolute domain name,RFC 1035, Domain names: implementation and specification is a domain name that specifies its exact location in the tree hierarchy of the Domain Name System (DNS).

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Home network

A home network or home area network (HAN) is a type of computer network that facilitates communication among devices within the close vicinity of a home.

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In computer networking, a hostname (archaically nodename) is a label that is assigned to a device connected to a computer network and that is used to identify the device in various forms of electronic communication, such as the World Wide Web.

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a nonprofit organization responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces and numericalspaces of the Internet, ensuring the network's stable and secure operation.

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

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Internet Engineering Task Force

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) develops and promotes voluntary Internet standards, in particular the standards that comprise the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP).

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Internet Protocol

The Internet Protocol (IP) is the principal communications protocol in the Internet protocol suite for relaying datagrams across network boundaries.

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Internet service provider

An Internet service provider (ISP) is an organization that provides services for accessing, using, or participating in the Internet.

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Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an open, vendor-neutral, industry standard application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an Internet Protocol (IP) network.

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Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.

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List of DNS record types

This list of DNS record types is an overview of resource records (RRs) permissible in zone files of the Domain Name System (DNS).

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List of managed DNS providers

This is a list of Managed DNS providers in a comparison table.

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Name Service Switch

The Name Service Switch (NSS) is a facility in Unix-like operating systems that provides a variety of sources for common configuration databases and name resolution mechanisms.

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In computing, a namespace is a set of symbols that are used to organize objects of various kinds, so that these objects may be referred to by name.

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Network Information Service

The Network Information Service, or NIS (originally called Yellow Pages or YP), is a client–server directory service protocol for distributing system configuration data such as user and host names between computers on a computer network.

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Network service

In computer networking, a network service is an application running at the network application layer and above, that provides data storage, manipulation, presentation, communication or other capability which is often implemented using a client-server or peer-to-peer architecture based on application layer network protocols.

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Open Root Server Network

Open Root Server Network (ORSN) is a network of Domain Name System root nameservers for the Internet.

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Public recursive name server

A public recursive name server is a name server that networked computers may use for Internet directory services in place of or in addition to name servers belonging to the Internet service providers to which the devices are connected.

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RealNames was a company founded in 1997 by Keith Teare.

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resolv.conf is the name of a computer file used in various operating systems to configure the system's Domain Name System (DNS) resolver.

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In some FreeBSD, Linux distributions, and other Unix-like operating systems, the resolvconf program maintains the system information about the currently available name servers and manages the contents of the configuration file resolv.conf, which determines Domain Name System (DNS) resolver parameters.

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Root name server

A root name server is a name server for the root zone of the Domain Name System (DNS) of the Internet.

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Top-level domain

A top-level domain (TLD) is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet.

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Unix (trademarked as UNIX) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, development starting in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others.

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