How DNS Works?

DNS = Domain Name System or Service or Server

DNS resolves/maps a Name to an IP address

The diagram below describes the functionality of DNS. It also elaborates on what goes on behind the scenes once you type in a certain URL (Uniform Resource Locator) or a web address in your browser. The whole DNS process is based on the following 2 components:

  • DNS Query (Question)
  • DNS Reply (Answer)

(Click on the Picture Below to Enlarge)


, ,

  1. #1 by Joseph Albergo on January 14th, 2010

    Sweet… I remember this in class

(will not be published)

  1. No trackbacks yet.