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Very Basic Question

 
Angela D'souza
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What is difference between Server Name and DNS?
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ryan headley
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Server name is the actual "name" of a server.
DNS (Domain Naming System) is a method of storing the IP addresses of a server and tieing it to that servers name.
Example:
On a local network using the basic TCPIP tools, you can "ping" a machine.
Each machine on this network has an IP address with it.
Say I have a machine with an address of 10.64.200.12, say this machines name is "joe"
If I type "ping joe" I get a response back that contain the address 10.64.200.12. I got away with not having to know its address only its name.
My DNS server has a database of all the machine names and what address they belong to.
Therefore DNS looks up a server name....basically...theres much more to it than that but that was quick and dirty.
 
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