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NS records chicken and egg: NS in the domain it's serving [duplicate]

I've dealt with BIND for years and this has always kind of bugged me. $ dig google.com ns ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;google.com. IN NS ;; ANSWER SECTION: google.com. 87046 IN NS ns3....
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How does BIND work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a glue record? I just can't understand how a server running BIND at the same place(or IP) that my website is running is going to provide the DNS records to everybody ...
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DNS - how does it resolve the name servers itself? [duplicate]

Domain name: abc.com Name Server: ns1.abc.com and ns2.abc.com I am running a DNS server and hosting the zone (abc.com) on-premise. When a client wants to resolve *.abc.com, it will query ns1.abc.com ...
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Where does dig additional section nameserver information come from? [duplicate]

I have a client whose website has intermittent issues, which I believe are due to DNS lookup. When this happens and they do a ping, the host cannot be resolved. Therefore, I ran: dig @a.gtld-...
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If I register a domain name as a name server what do I set it's name server to? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a glue record? Do I add my ISP's name servers for the domain or itself as the name server? e.g. say I have the domain www.shoes.com and a server setup for DNS ns1....
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How is the IP of a nameserver located in it's own domain resolved? [duplicate]

I understand basics of how DNS works. My ISP finds out recursively, that my domain xyz.com is assigned with two nameservers: ns1.xyzprivatens.com ns2.xyzprivatens.com Then it asks one of those two ...
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A little confused on Creating Your own NameServer and DNS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a glue record? My registrar refused to provide DNS service anymore. It only allows me to add my own NameServers like: ns1.myexample.com, ns2.myexample.com I have ...
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How does a domain host itself authoritatively? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a glue record? Suppose that I want to have custom nameservers that authoritatively host mydomain.com: ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com. They would need to be ...
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Custom nameserver domain with CNAME [duplicate]

We have quite a couple of domains where the rightful owner is us, but the nameserver is managed by a third party (subcontractor), who doesn't allow us to change the zone files. Thus, we are moving to ...
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DNS resolves self domain [duplicate]

I have a couple of domains (abc.com, def.com, ... , xyz.com) and I have a dns server (ns1.example.com, ns2.example.com). All my domains use ns1 and ns2 dot example dot com as their name servers. ...
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How are Authoritative Name Servers' IPs resolved [duplicate]

I realized I don't understand a pretty basic thing about DNS. So, here's the flow Assuming nothing is cached, When I open stackoverflow.com, the request goes to the root, then to the .com TLD ...
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What happens if you have NS domains be resolved by their own NS servers? [duplicate]

Let me explain. For example, you have a site, site.com, and on the domain provider service, you decide you want to have your own nameservers, and enter the new addresses. You decide to let these ...
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DNS A vs NS record

I'm trying to understand DNS a bit better, but I still don't get A and NS records completely. As far as I understood, the A record tells which IP-address belongs to a (sub) domain, so far it was ...
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Why don't NS records contain IP addresses?

The point of an NS record is to tell client which name server will know for sure the actual IP address for a domain name. So for instance, the following query tells you that if you want to get an ...
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How are IP addresses actually assigned?

I'm having a hard time understanding how a governing body assigns IP addresses, companies use BGP to advertise those IPs, and how the internet works. Then, where the hell does DNS come in? Can ...

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