2.1. Introducing DNS

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a service designed to resolve Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to hostnames. One of the inherent complexities of working in networked environments is working with multiple protocols and network addresses. Thanks largely to the tremendous rise in popularity of the Internet, however, most environments have transitioned to use TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) as their primary networking protocol. Microsoft is no exception when it comes to supporting TCP/IP in its workstation and server products. All current versions of Microsoft's operating systems support TCP/IP, as do most other modern operating systems. Since the introduction of Windows NT 4, TCP/IP has been the default ...

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