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Glossary: DNS Servers for home networking

IP cameras, computers and routers use IP addresses to communicate with each other. These however are not easy to read or remember for humans. To solve this problem, DNS servers were developed. DNS stands for Domain Name System and acts like a phone book on the internet. Whenever a network device sees an internet address, such as www.networkwebcams.com, it sends a request to its DNS server. The DNS server then searches through its list of entries until it finds the matching IP address, before passing it back to the device.

There are many different DNS servers out there with each internet service provider having their own. The addresses of these servers are essential to cameras which require access to the internet. Most modern home routers and modems will relay DNS information so their address can be used as a DNS server, otherwise DNS server addresses are available from your internet service provider.

Published on July 24th, 2008 by James Drinkwater

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