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Acronym: '''D'''omain '''N'''ame '''S'''ystem
 
Acronym: '''D'''omain '''N'''ame '''S'''ystem
  
The DNS is a system made up of many servers and databases whose job it is to resolve [[domain name]]s to [[IP Address]]es.
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The DNS is a system made up of many servers and databases whose job it is to resolve [[Domain Name]]s to [[IP Address]]es.
  
 
The Domain Name System is a distributed database arranged hierarchically. Its purpose is to provide a layer of abstraction between other Internet services (web, email, etc.) and the numeric addresses (IP addresses) used to uniquely identify any given machine on the Internet.
 
The Domain Name System is a distributed database arranged hierarchically. Its purpose is to provide a layer of abstraction between other Internet services (web, email, etc.) and the numeric addresses (IP addresses) used to uniquely identify any given machine on the Internet.

Revision as of 05:28, 20 September 2010

Acronym: Domain Name System

The DNS is a system made up of many servers and databases whose job it is to resolve Domain Names to IP Addresses.

The Domain Name System is a distributed database arranged hierarchically. Its purpose is to provide a layer of abstraction between other Internet services (web, email, etc.) and the numeric addresses (IP addresses) used to uniquely identify any given machine on the Internet.

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