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#9412 06/08/03 08:47 AM
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Can someone tell me what DNS is and what is ping. i downloaded ip tools but i need a DNS. and i want to know what ping is.
HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE please?

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DNS stands for "Domain Name System". Simply put it is a service that translates an IP to a HostName (such as UnderGroundNews.com).

DNS is a general-purpose distributed, replicated, data query service mainly used on Internet for translating hostnames into Internet addresses. Also, the style of hostname used on the Internet, though such a name is called a fully qualified domain name. DNS can be configured to use a sequence of name servers, based on the domains in the name being looked for, until a match is found.

The name resolution client (such as Unix's gethostbyname() library function) can be configured to search for host information in the following order: first in the local /etc/hosts file, second in NIS and third in DNS. This sequencing of Naming Services is sometimes called "name service switching". Under Solaris is configured in the file /etc/nsswitch.conf.

DNS can be queried interactively using the command nslookup. For more information on it, look up STD 13, RFC 1034, RFC 1035, and RFC 1591.

Ping is a network protocol that sends a message from one computer to another computer and waits for a reply, usually it is used to check if another computer on a network is reachable.


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Hey webphreak next time try asking my friend before. His name is Google.

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Vendicate, I'm reeeeeally not liking your attitude. Webphreak's question was answered, yet, you decide to post a flame instead of something constructive? If this behavior continues, you will not be a member of this board for very long.

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My apologies webphreak and unreal.

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./agree with unrail...


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who's unrail gizmo?

There is no logic to your phrase

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unrail = unreal


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./ = issuing a command in unix/linux. So if you had a program called agree in your current working directory, that is how you would execute it. It makes perfect sense to me.

Vendicate: you come back here to flame newbs when only ~6 months ago it was you who was asking the the 'newbish' questions and needed simplistic help. ei:
http://www.UnderGroundNews.com/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=000225#000000
Don't get me wrong, I'm very glad you have continued to learn about computers and technology, but there is no need to come back here, dig up old posts, and flame everyone else who's questions you can now answer or post redundant information on the topic that was already covered. That attitude won't get you far here and deffinately isnt earning you any respect if that's what your looking for.

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unreal had already set him straight, and he has already apologized. Does anybody else want to try to piss him off and convince him to retract his apology?


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