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Discussing the Domain Name System (DNS) for Internet Operations

How do you think the DNS is important for internet operations? What would happen if the DNS of your company/network or your provider or root DNS fails? What solutions to secure DNS operation do you know?

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How do you think the DNS is important for internet operations? What would happen if the DNS of your company/network or your provider or root DNS fails? What solutions to secure DNS operation do you know?

The DNS or the Domain Name System is a protocol and the backbone of how computers use internet access and exchange information. The DNS server is the machine that keeps a collection of IP (Internet Protocol) addresses which are identities of computers on the network available for a connection. When a computer is trying to access a website for instance, www.yahoo.com, it is actually looking for a 'technical' address or IP address as it is called such as 174.42.251.32 (this is just an example). This address is stored in a DNS server. Apparently, it's easier to remember www.yahoo.com compared to memorizing the number address of that website. There are many sites a user visits in a day and it is not feasible to remember all of those sites ...

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This solution talks about the various reasons DNS is important for Internet operations. It also discusses the impact of DNS root failure and what solutions are available to secure DNS operations. This is all completed in about 630 words and includes two references.

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