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A short summary of how the Domain Name System (DNS) works

Fatos Morina
Passionate software engineer, currently specializing in Machine Learning
Originally published at fatosmorina.com on ・2 min read

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Domain Name System (DNS) is something that we rely on quite a lot. You even got here to read this article with the help of a DNS who helped you find this article on the internet. Knowing what it is and the ways it finds the pages that are shown in a browser can be considered as something quite mysterious, but that does not have to be the case. The author of a lot of great open source projects, Kamran Ahmed, has recently published a short and helpful representation on the basics of DNS.

He compared the way DNS works with our phones: We use our phones to call someone after we have their numbers. Similarly, we can visit a website only after we type in the browser address bar the domain which or the IP address.

Here is the actual image that Kamran has published in a recent article. I hope you find it useful in refreshing up your knowledge or learn something that you may have not learned in the past.

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