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Domain Name System

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The DNS is made up of many servers and databases which, through a series of lookups in various caches, configure [[Domain Name]]s into [[IP Address]]es. The Domain Name System is a distributed database arranged hierarchically; its purpose is to provide a layer of abstraction between Internet services (web, email, etc.) and the numeric addresses (IP addresses) used to uniquely identify any given machine on the Internet. The DNS associates various a variety of information with the domain names assigned and, most importantly, translates the domain names meaningful to humans into the numerical identifiers that locate the desired destination.
==How Does It Work?==

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