Without the domain name system, surfing on the internet would be much more difficult, as we would have to memorize a lot of IP addresses. With the help of DNS servers, we can instead use a memorable domain name to access our favorite website. Find out how you can set up your own DNS server and learn more about the basics of the World Wide Web. All you need is the minicomputer Raspberry Pi and an...How to set up your own DNS server with Raspberry Pi
Operating systems, such as Windows or macOS, automatically save information about address resolution from systems and applications in the network in a DNS cache. The purpose of this practical cache is to speed up network traffic. Read on to find out why it’s useful to regularly clear the DNS cache and how exactly such a DNS flush works.Flush DNS | How to clear the DNS Cache
DNS resolvers are a core component of the DNS, and therefore one of the cornerstones of the internet. For the most part, however, the resolvers work in secret. The importance of DNS resolvers only becomes apparent when the connection to websites and mail servers breaks down. Our article explains how to proceed and how the technology works in detail.What is a DNS resolver?
Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive micro-computer that can behave like a standard computer in many respects. The innovative mini device can be used for a wide range of tasks - from setting up an operating system to surfing the web, to using it as a server or a media center. Discover these interesting Raspberry Pi projects to try out at home.25 Raspberry Pi projects that show the possibilities of the mini computer
If you change the DNS of a website, it can take hours or even days for the changes to reach each server. This transition phase is called DNS propagation. Our article shows you what it is, where the delay comes from, and how you can easily test DNS propagation.What is DNS propagation?
Operating systems tend to collect various information on user surfing behavior on the World Wide Web in a so-called DNS cache. First and foremost, this cache gives a good overview of your web history. However, the stored entries can also cause connection problems. We will show you how to clear the DNS cache (as a user of Windows, Mac, or Linux).Clear DNS cache: how to empty the DNS resolver cache
The DNS is one of the cornerstones of the Internet. To ensure that the resolution of domain names into IP addresses works reliably, the information of a DNS zone is stored redundantly all over the world. But how does the mechanism by which changes are made to the redundant copies work? The answer is rooted in the difference between primary and secondary DNS.Secondary DNS
Many Internet users have a basic idea of what the term “domain” refers to. After all, domains are abundant on the Internet via URLs. If you delve deeper into the subject, though, it quickly becomes confusing. “Name server,” “DNS zone,” “zone file”: What do these terms mean, and how are the concepts related? We’ll shed some light on the topic here.DNS zone
The Domain Name System and name resolution enable hassle-free surfing for users on the World Wide Web. Here, the DNS has recourse to several types of resource records. One of these is CNAME. This allows different domains to be linked together with one IP address. But how do CNAME records work and how can you check the records?CNAME Record: Explanation of the DNS Record Type
PTR records turn the DNS on its head: Instead of getting from a domain name to the corresponding IP address – as is normally the case – with reverse DNS the opposite occurs. Which domains belong to an IP address? You can acquire this information using PTR records, which are a special type of DNS record. How do the DNS records need to be structured for this?PTR record: How does the DNS record work?