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    Ive seen a lot of posts where people have put details of DNS settings. Im guessing this has something to do with your broadband connection. There are different settings which I have read, are there different settings for different service providers?

    What is DNS and what DNS settings?

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    No answers???? Its not that of an important question but something I would like to know for knowledge.

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    Please do a search. I wrote a very detailed post somewhere. Just use the search function.

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    Admin I couldnt find your post, but did find another one about DNS....hope Neetu finds this useful.

    http://www.indiabroadband.net/broadb...-dns-work.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neetu800 View Post
    No answers???? Its not that of an important question but something I would like to know for knowledge.
    DNS or Domain Naming Server is the the master behind routing the internet traffic to the desired destination. Computers understand only digital language or the binary codes. Every webpage as we know, for instance indiabraodbandforum too has an ip address. For server computers, its not "indiabroadband forum" but an ip address. There are lots of webpage and if its needed to remember each web pages ip address we will be in trouble. That's where DNS comes to help.

    when we type in "www.google.com" and hit go, the request goes to the Internet Service Providers (ISP's) DNS servers. Here, the DNS server decodes "google.com" into an ip address "173.194.38.183". Now the DNS server knows where exactly the request must be sent to!! Find attached the screen shot of google's ip address through ping command. If you put the same ip address in the address bar instead of google and hit go, you will reach google, but in this case you are not asking a DNS server to help you!!

    You might be wondering how I got the ip address of google? Well, to know the ip address of any webpage, all you have to do is enter the command prompt and type
    "ping www.indiabroadbandforum.net". Now you will get the ip address of this forum!

    ping.png

    Cheeers!
    Have fun finding ip address of other web pages!!
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    DNS or domain name server is a service, generally free of cost, to translate a domain name such as google.com, to the ip which it points to. You see, on the net, domain names are meant to be easily remembered by google, since for eg: you cannot remember that your search engine is 64.233.167.99, but that it is easier to remember google.com, for normal people. If a dns server gets a request to go to google.com, it will find out which ip address it points to, and will give it to the application whcih made that request, and the app will then access the services available on that ip address while showing the domain name to the user.

    to enable faster load times, we use dns servers which are closer to our geogaaphical location, and also, which have less load of these dns resolution requests. the ones provided by our local ISP may not always be the best, which is why many users will ask about which to use and how to use them.

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