The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical naming system for computers, services, or any resource participating in the Internet. It associates various information with the domain names assigned to each of the participants. Most importantly, it translates domain names meaningful to humans into the numerical identifiers associated with networking equipment for the purpose of locating and addressing these devices world-wide. An often used analogy to explain the Domain Name System is that it serves as the “phone book” for the Internet by translating human-friendly computer names into IP Addresses For example, translates to

Here at Quarksoft, LLC we are experts in the configuration and management of DNS. We have extensive experience with DNS in on the Internet and also within Windows networks. In Windows networks DNS has become a very critical component in getting your network to function properly. When it is not configured correctly, strange problems can occur which are sometimes very difficult to troubleshoot.

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Some Interesting DNS-Related Security Bulletins

MS08-037: Vulnerabilities in DNS could allow spoofing (side effect is a large number of UDP ports listening)