Role of DNS in Servers for Mac OS X Server 10.6


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What is DNS and how does it fit into your server puzzle?

There are many misconceptions about DNS. Do you need or want DNS? Funny thing about the word need. You don't really need DNS unless you're running mail or directory services. But when you start talking about want, now there is an interesting word. You might want DNS for several reasons. But I bet the best reason is to make something easier. That's what DNS does; it makes much of what you do with a computer easier.

Have you noticed how much your iPad wants to be connected to a network? How about web browsing or getting onto a social service like Facebook so you can easily interact with people? None of that would be easy without DNS. So what is DNS? Really, it's just a system to match numbers to names and names to numbers on a computer network. It's that simple. Computers find their way around using numbers. People find it a lot easier to work with names.

So, DNS was invented to make life easier for people. Now, when I say numbers, I mean addresses. At the moment, we all use IP...

What is DNS and how does it fit into your server puzzle?
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What is DNS and how does it fit into your server puzzle? provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Sean Colins as part of the Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard: DNS and Network Services

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