DNS

DKIM record

DKIM record: Definition & Details

DKIM record is a one really important DNS record type that you should know. So, today we will explore it. First, we will explain what it stands for and then how it functions. Finally, we will see its benefits. So, let’s start. 

What does DKIM stand for?

A security standard for domains to sign outgoing emails through cryptographic authentication is the DKIM record, or DomainKeys Identified Mail. Domains can then show that the emails coming from their end are legitimate in this way. They are hence reliable. Additionally, the DKIM record secures communications to prevent tampering with them while in transit (sending server-recipient server).

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DNS tunneling attack: What do you need to know?

The topic of this article is the DNS tunneling attack. First, we will explore it in detail. Then you’ll be able to confidently assert that you know what it does and why it’s so harmful. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

DNS tunneling attack – definition

DNS Tunneling attack is cybercriminal activity. As the name implies, it is the Domain Name System attack type. Its method of operation is simple. DNS queries and responses encode the data of other programs or protocols, most often malicious. This gives attackers a covert command and control route as well as a way to steal data.

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Managed DNS

Managed DNS: What is it and why to use it?

Managed DNS is a very handy tool for managing your Domain Name System. We are all conscious of the importance of DNS. There would be no Internet without it! Nonetheless, the common question is, should it go beyond the minimum? Yes, if you want to improve the resolution of your domain, it is advisable to implement a Managed DNS service. But why this is necessary, we will see today in our article. 

What does Managed DNS mean?

Managed DNS is a very convenient service that allows you to manage your DNS data. It is mostly offered by specialized firms, also known as hosting companies. When you choose a provider and, therefore, the right plan for you, you will access their servers. In fact, thanks to them, you will be able to manage your data, namely to implement Managed DNS.

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DNS MX record

What is a DNS MX record?

The DNS MX record is one of the most used DNS records out there. Without it, you simply can’t be sure that you will receive any emails! You need the DNS MX record to signalize to the rest of the servers on the Internet, which exactly is your mail server responsible for receiving emails for the particular domain.

What is a DNS MX record?

The DNS MX record (Mail Exchanger) is a DNS resource record that identifies the host with its hostname and is responsible for receiving incoming emails for the particular domain name. It makes that connection between the domain name and the incoming mail server.

If you have yourdomain.com, you can set the MX record with the following parameters:

  • Host: yourdomain.com – your domain name.
  • Points to: mail.yourdomain.com – hostname of your receiving email server
  • Priority: 10 – the priority value could be from 0 to 100, where a smaller number indicates that it has a higher priority.
  • TTL: Time to live value.

How to create a DNS MX record?

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ALIAS record

ALIAS record: Why do you need it?

ALIAS record is one of the not-so-popular DNS records, but it is also very interesting. So let’s explain a little bit more about it.

ALIAS record explained.

The ALIAS record is a DNS record, which helps with linking two hostnames. Simply it is explaining that one of the hostnames is just another way to write the other one. This DNS record is not one of the standard ones, and actually, not every Managed DNS provider is offering it. The main benefit that comes with applying this record is that it can coexist with other DNS records, such as MX record. For example, the CNAME record is not able to do the same. Another amazing thing about it is that it will take a lot less time and present the other hostname and IP address.

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DNS propagation

DNS propagation – meaning

DNS propagation is a part of the challenging game, which the Internet is. When you are managing a network or a website, it will require regular changes to your strategy. Developing a more efficient, visible, competitive experience is the common reason for the change. For this to happen, administrators have to perform DNS modifications.

What is DNS propagation?

DNS propagation is the process of updating and spreading all of the new modifications you make in the Domain Name System (DNS). And that is all over the network. 

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Dig command

How to use the Dig command?

What does the Dig command mean?

Domain Information Groper is the abbreviation in the DIG command. It is a software that has the purpose of getting information about a domain. It can help you with detecting a problem with your domain. Simply by performing different DNS probing. You can see an individual DNS record or check a name server. 

How to use it?

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TTL

TTL meaning and definition

Time is a critical factor to be considered almost for everything. Every project, business, process, fixing, etc., you try is marked by a specific time. Computing and networking are not exceptions. Lots of processes must happen in determined periods of time, actually in milliseconds, to be considered efficient and successful. 

TTL meaning and definition

The letters TTL are the initials for time-to-live. It is the value that points to the exact period of time or number of hops that data packet is configured to be alive on a network or in the cache memory. Once that time expires, or it hops the number of times, routers will discard it. There are different kinds of data-chunks, and they all work with their specific TTL. Meaning, the time such data will be held in a device to complete determined tasks or functions.  

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DNS AAAA record

AAAA record explained

Domain Name System (DNS) is very important for the Internet to be as simple and friendly as it is right now. DNS is a game where different players have a position to cover for everything to work smoothly. DNS records are among those players. They play a key role in making domain names accessible. Without DNS records like AAAA, the DNS resolution could not be possible. In other words, the process in which domain names are linked to their corresponding IP addresses.

What is an AAAA record?

AAAA record is a DNS resource record. Whenever a domain name is requested, this record has to link such a domain name with its corresponding IP address in order for the site to be served and accessed. 

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Host command

Host command explained

What is Host command?

The Host command is a tool with a command-line interface for Domain Name System lookups. You can use it straight from the Terminal application since it is usually pre-installed on Linux-based and Unix-based OSes. You can use it on Ubuntu, CentOS, macOS, or others, without any difference in syntax or functionality?

Who created the command?

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