Articles tagged: DNS

Hanlon's Razor

Never Attribute to Malice…

Malicious intent is a common knee-jerk reaction to technological trials and tribulations. Unfortunately, it’s usually the wrong assumption to make.

DNS Settings

How Do I Change the DNS Used By My Computer?

Sometimes using a DNS service other than that provided by your ISP makes sense. I’ll show you how to make the change.

DNS Servers

How Do I Find the DNS Server Being Used By My PC?

The DNS servers used on your computer are most likely specified by your ISP. I’ll look at how to tell which servers they are and why you might consider changing them.

What is “ping”, and what does its output tell me?

Ping is one of the oldest diagnostic tools. It simply validates connectivity from point A to point B, and in doing so provides additional useful information.

Top Level Domains (TLDs)

How Does Flushing a DNS Cache Help Resolve Some Issues, and While You’re at It, What’s DNS?

DNS transforms domain names into IP addresses. A DNS cache remembers DNS information… but sometimes it needs to forget.

Router Backside

Is My Router Acting as a DNS Server?

Some smart routers can act as a local DNS servers in an attempt to speed things up.