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Domain Name System

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical, distributed database that contains mappings of DNS domain names to various types of data, such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. DNS allows you to use friendly names, such as www.microsoft.com, to easily locate computers and other resources on a TCP/IP-based network. DNS is an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard.

DNS Videos

Video screenshot Source Port Randomization (Socket Pool) in Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS
This video demonstrates the new feature, source port randomization, for DNS server available in Windows Server 2008 R2.
  Video screenshot DNS Security (DNSSec) Overview
Carsten Strotmann of Men & Mice, who has extensive DNS expertise, gives essential information you need to know about how DNSSec works and the security problems it presents.


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