DNS translates the names of domain into meaningful to humans into binary identifiers that are associated with the equipment of network to locate and address these devices.
Advantages: – More Reliable: Delivers messages to the users with zero downtime.
– Faster: DNS are connected well at intersections of internet.
What is DNS and its uses?
DNS stands for Domain Name System. The main function of DNS is to translate domain names into IP Addresses, which computers can understand. It also provides a list of mail servers which accept Emails for each domain name.
What are the features of DNS?
- Simple yet Powerful.
- Authoritative and Recursive (resolver and cache) DNS server.
- High performance DNS server engine and user interface.
- Highly configurable.
- Remote Management / Windows Server Core.
- Direct support for dynamic IP clients.
- Full support for IDNs (internationalized domain names)
What are some of the shortcomings of DNS?
- One of the main disadvantages of the DNS is the fact that its registry can only be controlled ICANN, a non-profit organisation with roots tied in one country.
- DNS queries usually don’t carry any information about the clients who initiated it.
- DNS servers are based on the principle of a slave-master relationship.
Is DNS a protocol?
(Although many people think “DNS” stands for “Domain Name Server,” it really stands for “Domain Name System.”) DNS is a protocol within the set of standards for how computers exchange data on the internet and on many private networks, known as the TCP/IP protocol suite.
How does a DNS work?
The Domain Name System (DNS) is the phonebook of the Internet. Web browsers interact through Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. DNS translates domain names to IP addresses so browsers can load Internet resources. Each device connected to the Internet has a unique IP address which other machines use to find the device.