translate form nameserver to ip

Posted on 2006-04-06
Last Modified: 2012-03-15
How  the name servers and name resolvers  translate domain name into IP addresses
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    Here is a link to a primer
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    DNS servers maintain a database of domain names = IP address and also a reverse lookup of IP = domain or host name

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    This is the best resource I have found to explain how DNS works;

    I used when studyiing for MS exams.
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    simple version
    forward DNS reverse, takes a dns name and maps it to a IP
    reverse dns lookup takes a ip and provides a dns name.

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