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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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The status value is updated every second based on Operating Ratio of each server obtained by the management server and sent to the authoritative name server. The status value is set to 0 while the corresponding server stay in overloaded.
This means that the receiving name server will complete all the relevant queries necessary for the final answer.
The security extensions are designed to protect the DNS from man-in-the-middle and cache poisoning attacks, which can occur when hackers corrupt DNS data stored on recursive name servers to redirect queries to malicious sites.
The decentralised system helps keep the system redundant and more efficient because domain name servers close to their local users can operate more quickly, he said.
In this case, the attacks are on the navigational structure of the Internet, targeting the domain name server (DNS) system that translates names such as "www.securitymanagement.com" into numeric IP addresses.
Prior to implementing WANSyncHA, Jones deployed Adonis DNS Appliances from BlueCat Networks in order to isolate the IP addresses provided for their critical servers at co-locations by having them correspond to the name server at each physical location.
This name server will then follow the process outlined above in DNS in theory, until it either successfully finds a result, or does not.
The Taxonomic Name Server architecture is divided into a set of layered subsystems that maximize the utility of the data and enable this system to form a collaborative infrastructure with other, independent global efforts to build a catalog of life.
After evaluating the Nominum Foundation Caching Name Server, BT recognized that it could improve network efficiency and achieve ROI by adopting Nominum's software.
But Akamai pointed out later in the day that Keynote's measurement agents use private DNS servers, whereas the vast majority of web users share a name server with hundreds or thousands of other people on the same network.
Consequently, monitoring and protecting such assurance of continuous name server operation has become increasingly important.
That information goes to an "object name server," or ONS, that tracks products.