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name server

A network server that looks up the data assigned to the name that is presented to it. It performs a translation or conversion service from the name into more details and/or technical data. For example, DNS name servers on the Internet look up the numeric IP address of an alphabetic domain name such as computerlanguage.com (see DNS). See naming service and directory service.
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New or modified name server updates are updated in just a few minutes through our global root server infrastructure," explains Maurice van der Meer, CTO at Dot TK.
Each domain or subdomain has one or more authoritative DNS servers that publish information about that domain and the name servers of any domains "beneath" it.
With increasing threats to networks from erroneous DNS traffic, whether malicious denial-of-service attacks, viruses or malformed DNS packets, the Nominum Foundation Caching Name Server provides companies with a new level of network security, as the product has the capacity to detect and filter illicit DNS packets, which goals cannot be achieved through a firewall or BIND server.
Akamai said it was not an "outage" as such, because its name servers continued to function, albeit with degraded performance, throughout the attack.
Your computer uses the number it just received from the domain name server to call the Web server that holds the Web site you want to visit.
o Handles more data queries: Under heavy load, EURid found that YADIFA can process up to 30% more queries, without dropping any data, than comparable set-ups using BIND or NSD name server implementations.
Nominum's Authoritative Name Server supports a growing infrastructure because it is specifically designed for organizations that require 'always-on' DNS, those that need to host large numbers of resource records and support multiple DNS zones, and those that need to support IPv6 and IPv4 simultaneously.
In this implementation, the benefits of public loop (the ability to address more than 126 drives and the addition of the name server for device discovery, for example) disappear.
Nominum ANS has higher performance -- in query responses per second -- than any other name server product and can be configured and managed remotely without downtime.
Through the use of a switch name server as specified in the Fibre Channel ANSI standard, a switch enables automatic registration of all devices on every port and every loop within the entire fabric.
14 /PRNewswire/ -- Nominum, the leading provider of network naming and addressing solutions, today announced that Telmex, the leader in telecommunications and the major DSL service provider in Mexico with approximately 2 million subscribers, is using Nominum's Foundation Caching Name Server (CNS).
E_Port, or expansion port, implementations must be consistent among switch vendors, as well as the exchange of Simple Name Server information and routing tables.