DNS

PTR Record

PTR record: How does the DNS record work?

PTR records turn the DNS on its head: Instead of getting from a domain name to the corresponding IP address – as is normally the case – with reverse DNS the opposite occurs. Which domains belong to an IP address? You can acquire this information using PTR records, which are a special type of DNS record. How do the DNS records need to be structured for this?

SOA Record

SOA Records: The Basis of Every Zone File

The Domain Name System enables the use of domain names for surfing and is based on zone files. These in turn are made up of different records. The first DNS entry you encounter in such a data file is always the SOA record. This determines authority within the zone. We explain how the records are designed and how you can perform an SAO record check.

Reverse DNS

Reverse DNS (rDNS): Explanation and Function

Although address management on the internet is highly complex, it is clearly regulated by the Domain Name System. The system ensures that clients and servers can easily communicate with each other. It also allows reverse DNS checks which can find the hostname for any IPv4 or IPv6 address. This article explains how this works, and for what purpose these requests are made.

What is a DDNS (dynamic DNS)?

Dynamic DNS (DynDNS): making remote control easier

Being able to access your home computer from another location is no longer a complicated matter thanks to remote connection. It is handy to be able to use your computer from the office and swap files. But IP addresses change often and this throws a spanner in the works. DynDNS (DDNS) services are the solution. In this article, we explain what these are and how you can access your computer via the...

Name resolution online: what is a DNS server?

DNS – the internet naming system

Translating domain names to IP addresses is one of the central services on the internet. Your computer sends daily requests to the domain name system (DNS) without you knowing. Name resolution on the internet usually only captures our attention when something isn’t working properly. But ask yourself today: What is DNS? And what is a DNS server?

Set up ownCloud with Raspberry Pi

Creating a Raspberry Pi cloud server with owncloud

With ownCloud software, your Raspberry Pi can be used as a private cloud, performing the same kind of tasks as clouds from major providers such as Google, Amazon, and Dropbox. Cost-effectiveness is just one of many the benefits of creating your own personal cloud; another is the privacy and security of your data. This step-by-step Raspberry Pi cloud tutorial explains how to set up ownCloud.

NAT: How Network Address Translation works

NAT: Network Address Translation in the router

NAT, the network address translation, is closely tied to the internet standard IPv4 and will disappear from the internet along with it. But the implementation of IPv6 is slow to take over, and many internet users worldwide still surf with the fourth version of the internet protocol. As a result, network address translation via NAT tables remains current. In our guide, we answer the questions: What...

IPsec: security architecture for IPv4 and IPv6

Secure network connections with IPsec

A big problem with the previous Internet Protocol version, IPv4, was the missing guarantee of security standards of integrity, authenticity, and confidentiality. This previous protocol lacked the necessary means to identify data sources or enable secure transport. The protocol suite IPsec, developed for IPv4’s successor, IPv6, has changed the situation for Internet Protocol overnight.


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