Chapter 27. Managing DNS


Computers on a network need to be useful, which means we need to be able to identify each computer so that we can connect to and communicate with it. Most of today’s networks use the Internet Protocol (IP), so each computer on this network has a unique IP address to identify it.

An IP address is a very large 32-bit number, but we have a shortcut method of displaying that number called the dotted quad address. The dotted quad form of the address is ...

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