DNS stands for the Domain Name System, an internet system used to translate names into IP addresses.

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3G only loading Facebook and Google related sites

I own a Xiaomi Redmi running miui v5 on top of Android 4.2.2. Since some weeks ago I am facing the following problem: When I connect using 3G with any sim-card, I can only access to Facebook and ...
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Err_Name_Not_Resolved on specific site only on WiFi?

Android 4.4.4, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge I have this very wierd issue, maybe someone else might be able to shed some light. For the last few days, on facebook, I find that clicking on a link to an ...
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How do I change my DNS on Android? [duplicate]

I have Android 4.4.2 but this would apply to any version. How do I change the DNS? What I would like to do is use a DNSSEC-enabled server for lookup. Is there a 'canon' way of doing this?
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What DNS servers are used when connected to wireless data?

What DNS servers are used when connected to wireless data (not wifi)? Is there a way within Android KitKat to tell?
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USB thethering netdns set

Im Trying to create network emulation using USB tethering on KK. The problem is that I cant set net.dns to my host ip, and therefore any dns resolution is answered with Unknown Host. I read that ...
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Why can't I access google.com when tethering?

I am paying my wireless carrier (MetroPCS) for the "hotspot" feature, which is required in order for me to tether. However, strange things are a happening.... I can't access google.com, although I ...
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DNS not resolving

Both on WiFi and mobile data, DNS resolutions fail instantaneously. I can load sites by IP address in Firefox, and I can connect to other machines using SSH by IP address, but anything that requires ...
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DNSCrypt on Android

I'd like to install DNSCrypt on Android. I have installed it on Windows 8, Linux Mint, and Kali Linux. But I'm very new to Linux, thus dealing with Android as a Linux distro is way out of my league. ...
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Cannot access library e-resources on campus

I own a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet(Wi-fi only model) featuring Android 4.1.2. My problem is that I cannot access and use library e-resources on campus although I have my tablets MAC address registered ...
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Multicast dns registers hostname based on IP address

I would like to use avahi/zeroconf to do ssh logins to devices which are connected to the local network by wifi. Since I do not have control over the wifi routers I cannot assign fixed IP-addresses to ...
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How do I change DNS settings for 3G? [duplicate]

So I can use Twitter. It is okay when I use WiFi. But in 3G I cannot change DNS.
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How to change mobile connections's DNS on Android KitKat?

I want to avoid censorship from my local mobile ISP (it blocks imgur, for example, for some unknown reason. Screenshot (click image for larger variant) I'm pretty certain that I can circumvent ...
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DNS blocking on mobile networks?

(I apologize ahead of time if this question might be misplaced; let me know if there's a better place to ask it.) I'm using my HTC One phone on Sprint's network in NYC, and noticed that my phone ...
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Is it possible to set DNS for mobile network

I live in Canada and use an unblocking service to access US Netflix content, Pandora and Hulu. I would like to be able to use this service while not on my WiFi is there a way to set the DNS server to ...
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DNS resolution based on connection?

On my Galaxy Note 2 phone (Android of course), is it possible to edit the hosts file so that it resolves 'example.com' to a public IP BUT resolves it to a local private IP if connected to wifi with a ...
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Chrome browser will not connect to intranet web addresses [duplicate]

I can access a internal address using http://companyweb which redirects to http://companyweb/default.aspx from my windows desktop fine. I can also access http://companyweb on my iphone. However, when ...
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Update OpenDNS IP from Android tablet/phone

I want to use my Android tablet or phone to update my OpenDNS IP since there is no official OpenDNS client for Android. Is it possible? As a bonus, I'd like to do this automatically whenever I ...
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Android driver resets DNS on my Win7 host

Few days ago I plugged my android (HTC1) phone to my Win7 machine which never had any network issues. When I connected, I also made th following change: Mobile Hotspot & tethering->USB ...
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How to reach local computer via machine name instead of IP?

Developer here prototyping a mobile app, somewhat new to mobile: I have a simple HTTP service running (currently) on my main laptop with machine name latitude. Another laptop named vaio sharing the ...
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Add Android device to Windows Network - dns lookup [closed]

I'm running android-x86 on vbox in a windows domain. From the android device I can ping windows computers on the network using their dns names. However I can't ping the android device. I'm not sure ...
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Android caches no-ip forever [duplicate]

I recently coded a widget to communicate with my personal computer and execute lines of commands. The widget works completely fine but the problem i have is that android caches my no-ip hostname and ...
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Android Tethering DNS Problem

I am using a Sony Xperia Go mobile device with Android Gingerbread (2.3.7). Whenever I try to use Tethering (USB/Mobile Wifi Tethering), I could not immediately access website using my laptop. ...
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Does a DNS server exists for android?

Is there a DNS server (named, bind) I could use to solve my problem ? Should I use other solution ? I do not need all bunch of bind features, just setting A records and an easy mean to ...
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Good solution for Dynamic DNS

I am looking for a good solution for Dynamic DNS for Android? (Mostly for within LAN's). I think an app should be easy to find, but one also needs a service. (I could pay a little bit)
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Set hostname for SSHelper

I currently use SSHelper to transfer my data to the Android 4.0 device. The app displays the IP address that is currently assigned. Since this IP address changes regularly, I'd like to use a hostname ...
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Cyanogenmod 7 OpenVPN DNS not working

I want to route all the internet traffic of my phone through my VPN. I configured OpenVPN on my htc Desire with Cyanogenmod 7.2.0.1-bravo through the integrated VPN settings dialog. When I activate ...
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Better Terminal Emulator Pro and dns/nslookup resolution

I just recently purchased "Better Terminal Emulator Pro" on the Google Play Store. It works well for everything so far, except when I try to do something like ping google.com or use a hostname for ...
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Issues with mDNS on an Android device

I'm running a local testing environment (MAMP) on a Mac (Mountain Lion), and Im having having difficulty accessing these sites on my Galaxy S3 running 4.1.2 Everything works fine testing using ...
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resolve zeroconf-style “hostname.local” names [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: bash - How can I check if a computer exists on my network WITHOUT IP (i.e. by device name only)? I would like to know whether it is possible to not simply search for my ...
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Why does my phone uses Google Public DNS?

I was just curious to know what DNS server my phone used. So I launched a terminal emulator and I entered: $ cat /etc/resolv.conf nameserver 8.8.8.8 nameserver 8.8.4.4 As you can see, my phone uses ...
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SSH (and SFTP) server on Android discoverable through avahi/bonjour

I would like for my Android device (a Samsung Galaxy) to be discoverable through avahi/bonjour when it is connected to a WiFi network, and then to be able to access its filesystem via SSH (SFTP). For ...
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Sony XPeria Arc: How force DNS resolution with a specific host?

I've made my website and it can be accessed only through specific domain name. http://my.specific.domain.name. And of course, you have to change your /etc/hosts configuration and add ...
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Problem accessing Internet in 4.0 ICS

For some strange reason, my Android 4.0 ICS tablet is no longer able to access the Internet. First, via wifi, it could'n connect to two distinct networks. Then later, I tried to connect it to home ...
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Android not registering A and PTR records with DNS server

I have been running ISC BIND and DHCP servers on my private lan for quite some time now. Recently, I configured the two servers to enable Dynamic DNS updates to my private zone. It seems to be ...
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How to set up tablet to use a local DNS server thru VPN rather than Google's DNS?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise server running in our home network. It has VPN functionality installed and fully working. If I connect with a computer, the computer will get right DNS ...
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Is there a way to temporarily disable hosts and flush the DNS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I flush the DNS Cache? In order to visite some websites, i modified the hosts in the system/etc/hosts. But sometimes, the IP i write in the hosts file maybe ...
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Zeroconf mDNS on Android?

Is it possible for me to run a Zeroconf mDNS server on my Android phone? Something like Avahi on Linux. The reason I ask is because I run an SSH/SFTP server on my phone for transferring files to/from ...
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How to make Android use remote DNS servers over VPN?

I've set up an L2TP/IPsec PSK VPN between my phone and my home network. It works, but Android doesn't use my home DNS server, so none of my internal hostnames resolve. I can access internal servers ...
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How can I enable DNS Suffix support on Android? (resolv.conf search)

I would like to add Namecoin support to my Android phone (galaxy s) like this: http://dot-bit.org/How_To_Install_Dns_Suffix I managed to mount the system as read-write and add a resolv.conf to my ...
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Gingerbread phone only queries for AAAA records?

Since yesterday I have (in addition to the regular IPv4) IPv6 in my LAN at home (native IPv6 is provided by my ISP). I have Windows XP, Windows 7 and Linux desktops and an Android 3.1 tablet (Asus ...
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Is there a way to list the local dns cache?

I would like to get a list of my current cache on my phone, what is the command to issue in order to retrieve that list ? I would like to get a command and not an app that does that, since i want to ...
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Where do I configure DNS and IP settings in HTC Desire S?

HTC Desire S seems to have very scarce WiFi settings. I'm trying to debug a Wifi connectivity issue and looks like it might be a DNS problem. I Googled and looks like many Android devices have some ...
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How can I flush the DNS Cache?

How can I clear my DNS cache on my android phone? (Droid3, Gingerbread, rooted to be specific) Ideally I'm looking for a command to run through a terminal emulator, something similar to ipconfig ...
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Android terminal not able to nslookup?

Every time I try to telnet to a domain on my LG Ally it fails, but it works if I use an IP address. So I tried to use nslookup telehack.com and it returns: Server: 0.0.0.0 Address 1: 0.0.0.0 ...
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How to set the DNS server on Nexus One?

The ISP I use on my N1 doesn't allow me to open facebook. Using a PC, I can use Google DNS server (8.8.8.8) to by-pass them but on N1, I can't find where to put the stufff. Please help if you know ...
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I want a smart phone that I can lock in DNS settings. Is Android “the one”

It is all about being the internet boss. I want to be able to lock in or password protect the DNS settings to OpenDNS, so I can have a safe smartphone, that my kid can use with no fear of accessing ...
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Can I override the default DNS settings on an HTC Evo without root access?

Is there any way to override the Sprint DNS server(s) used by default on the 3G connection of an HTC Evo running Froyo without root access? The reason I want to do this is because some sites are able ...