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Locally resolve a name in a DSN lookup (Host not found: 3(NXDOMAIN))

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 Server virtual machine in which I would like to resolve a symbolic name to an IP address locally (i.e., the machine itself should provide the mapping). The mapping is the ...
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What's the point of changing the hostname on my server?

I know that changing my DNS records to point to my IP address is how I get my server accessible, so that a request for myDomain.com points to my IP address. With that said, why does a machine need to ...
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linux: shorter 'host' command output

I'm using dns to manage my virtual hosts. In order to do so I query my nameserver with the host command for for certain values is need. For example: > host -t txt mycl1.vz mycl1.vz.myserver.de ...
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postfix doesn't work after iptables set up

here's my problem: # iptables -P INPUT DROP # host -t mx gmail.com ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached # iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT # host -t mx gmail.com gmail.com mail is handled by ...
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Testing website in new server before switching DNS not working

I have hosted several websites in an old server, now I want to move them to new server. Before switching DNS I want to test whether everything works fine in new server. For this, I copied all the ...
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when use . after myhost.mydomain in config files?

I noticed sometimes '.' can be seen at the end of myhost.mydomain so it is myhost.mydomain. ^^^ statement. Where should I use this '.' at the end? Currently in etc/hosts I ...
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What's the difference between `dig` and `host` when querying a specific name-server?

I was using this command to verify if I'd set things up correctly with a DNS provider: host hostname.example.com ns1.example-nameserver.com As far as I can tell, this asks ...
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route client by specific query?

myweb.com has external ip. I have a debian server running BIND9, it contain some clients, I created the zone myweb.com and I created A record to localhost.it's ok, but I would know if I can point ...
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How to set multiple subdomains in the host file (DNS)?

I have a lot of subdomains in the main domain xxx.zzz So, for this domain, I can have aaa.xxx.zzz bbb.xxx.zzz ccc.xxx.zzz ddd.xxx.zzz eee.xxx.zzz ....ETC.... Istead of adding each subdomain in ...
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Where can I learn about managing domain names for my websites? [closed]

I am a developer who doesn't understand how to effectively manage Internet domain names. Say I registered a name with namecheap and host a website on linode. Now what is an a-record? What is a name ...
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Why can host and nslookup resolve a name but dig cannot?

Can anyone tell me why this is happening? I can resolve a hostname using host and/or nslookup but forward lookups do not work with dig; reverse lookups do: musashixxx@box:~$ host someserver ...
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Configure proper DNS records for separate web host and e-mail server

I'm inheriting a mess and I need your help to straighten it out. The two primary objectives are to alter the DNS records for 'Example.com' so that the "internally hosted" email server (Domain ...
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1answer
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spike in dns queries

I have an app hosted on Heroku and I use Zerigo DNS. In Zerigo's statistics page I see that over the course of a month the DNS queries are on average 1500/day. Then, all of a sudden over the last week ...
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DNS, Domain name settings for ASP Host

I have an account at an ASP hosting company and the URI is: me.example-host-company.com I'd like to my own domain name so I create a CNAME record for a subdomain which has its destination set to the ...
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host dns lookup curiosity

Can anyone help me understand this :-- %)-- host brahma.mksh.net Host brahma.mksh.net not found: 3(NXDOMAIN) now when I run dig with trace.. I get the A record for brahma.mksh.net that I've ...
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IIS host header non 80 port [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use DNS to redirect domain to specific port on my server I have deployed our company intranet website to IIS 7 server added the following binding info IP ...
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Subdomain on another host (another IP, another provider)

Let's say my main domain is domain.net and i'm using it on a Media Temple (gs) server. I have my blog on the subdomain blog.domain.net Now I want to host my blog on my new VPS from Linode. So, I ...
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1answer
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What is the terminology and technology used to assign multiple IP addresses to a single host name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Point Multiple IP Addresses to a Single Host Name I want a host name such as "www.dacracot.org", to point to multiple IP addresses, "1.2.3.4" and "1.2.3.5". Is this set ...
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Separate DNS provider,registrar, and dedicated server / host?

I've been a corporate internal programmer for most of my career and the world of hosting, DNS, etc. is very new to me. I appreciate your patience. I'm now working for a much smaller ecommerce ...
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1answer
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Correct Setup for Network Solutions (2 hosts - 1 for email, 1 for website)

First let me say I am a self taught web builder and I am at a very basic level just trying to get my small art business website up and running by myself. I enjoy the graphic design piece the most but ...
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“host” command returning NXDOMAIN on a domain with nameservers

I'm trying to check a domain's availability using the "host" command and looking for NXDOMAIN response. I've come across an odd domain though: host -W 1 antiquejewelry.net This returns NXDOMAIN, ...