For those of y’all unfamiliar with DNS, I recommend reading the rest of the series up till this point first before reading this one. Some of the concepts and terms I will be using here have been explained in those previous posts so I will not be explaining them again here.Continue reading “Understanding DNS: Encrypted DNS”
In my last post in this series I talked about common DNS record types, in this I am going to be talking about how the concept of TTLs (Time To Live) and caching are used in DNS.
The two concepts are interlinked in DNS, let’s get into it.Continue reading “Understanding DNS: TTLs and Caching”
In my last post in this series I talked about authoritative nameservers and what they do. Their function is responding to queries for domain names they are authoritative for. These queries are for specific record types; in this post I will be talking about common record types you will encounter in your use of the DNS.
For the sake of simplicity and ease of understanding I’m limiting this post to the most common record types i.e records you are most likely to encounter and use in your day-to-day use of the DNS. These are not all the record types that are available for use in the DNS.
Let’s get started.Continue reading “Understanding DNS: Common Record Types”
In my previous post in this series we talked about recursive resolvers and how they talk to authoritative nameservers to obtain the DNS answers they need.
In this post I want to talk about authoritative nameservers specifically.Continue reading “Understanding DNS: Authoritative Nameservers”
In my last post in this series, I mentioned a kind of resolver known as a recursive resolver. In this post, I will explain what a recursive resolver is and how they work.
What is a recursive resolver?
To simply put it: A recursive resolver is a DNS resolver that resolves a DNS query by going through hierarchical sets of authoritative nameservers until it gets an answer to the query.Continue reading “Understanding DNS: Recursive Resolvers”