name server

(redirected from Nameserver)

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
In figure 3 is shown the general scheme of interaction: two mechatronic devices rc1 and rc2 (RobotComponents) asynchronously pass the procedure of registration in the name Service ns (NameServer).
Webnames Anycast DNS enhances the performance, reliability and security of a website's DNS servers, by geographically distributing a website's nameserver information across a global network of DNS servers.
In a follow-up Twitter message, the SEA also claimed that it had changed Facebook's domain nameserver information.
conf modificando el nameserver (principal) por 127.0.0.1.
"An attacker with the ability to conduct a successful cache poisoning attack can cause a nameserver's clients to contact the incorrect, and possibly malicious, hosts for particular services," CERT said.
A WHOIS database is an Internet database that contains information on the domain's nameserver (a computer that has both software and data files necessary to resolve or convert domain names into corresponding Internet protocol numbers), the registrar through which the domain was registered, and in some cases, full contact information about a domain name.
When a browser makes a request, the message goes to a network computer known as a nameserver, which looks up the target Web site's numerical Internet address and passes the message on to the relevant server.
Esos 13 servidores son parte sustancial del triunvirato denominado por los integrantes de la ICANN como Root Nameserver System.
(50.) See Root Nameserver Year 2000 Status, at http://www.ican.org/committees/dns-root/ y2k-statement.htm (July 15, 19990 (listing the root servers) (on file with the Duke Law Journal).
Until now Ancor has only supported public loop switching, an implementation of the Fibre Channel standard which includes a nameserver directory for doing device discovery that supports up to 16m nodes on storage area networks (SANs) which could span different countries.
The server exports a connection type Dynamic ([[Rho].sub.s]), and registers this with a nameserver as part of its interface.