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faq:mdns01 [2011/04/30 17:18] (current)
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 +[01] WHAT IS A DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM (DNS)?
  
 +     ​Domain Name System (DNS) is the registration of a domain namespace
 +     with a TOP-LEVEL (root) domain name servers on the internet.
 +     
 +     There seems to quite a misunderstanding among internet newbies regarding
 +     what DNS is .. to make it clear, here is a short list of what DNS is 
 +     and isn'​t.  ​
 +
 +     A DNS record lists:
 +
 +     * The IP addresses for the domain and hosts associated with the domain.
 +     * The aliases associated with the domain.
 +     * The mail exchanger servers responsible for the domain.
 +   
 +     A DNS record is NOT:
 +
 +     * webservice
 +     * mail service
 +     * ftp, telnet, finger .. et cetera
 +
 +     In short DNS basically is a DOCUMENT which states where services can
 +     be found, but no services (other than the information) is provided.
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