DNSSEC – Definition

DNSSEC explained.

The Domain Name System Security Extensions, or for short DNSSEC, is an excellent method to improve the security of your domains. It is a superior DNS trait. When you start applying it to each DNS record is going to be attached a digital signature (DS) record. That provides a guarantee that the domain name source is authentic.

The main reason for its creation is to keep the users on the Internet safe and protected from any forged DNS data. For example, the address could be misleading or malicious and lead users to an unwanted website rather than the original one they requested.

When you start using DNSSEC, the DNS lookups are going to prove that the source of the website’s DNS is valid with digital signatures. Therefore, some types of attacks could be successfully stopped through its help. That is possible because the browsers will not open the site if the digital signature does not match.

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How to get started with Secondary DNS?

Secondary DNS is an absolutely incredible service. Why? Because if your main server is down for any reason, your domain will still continue to function. This definitely saves a lot of money and stress.

Secondary DNS – what does it mean?

Almost everyone on the Internet uses the Domain Name System, even if they do not realize it. The purpose of DNS is to link the easy-to-remember domain names with its Internet Protocols. This domain has Primary DNS, which holds all the critical information. Many domains, however, employ Secondary DNS to ensure faster load times, better load balancing, and redundancy in the event of an outage or attack. So, we can say that Secondary DNS is an amazing service whose primary purpose is to link you to a DNS server network. You can find it with the other name like Backup DNS or Slave DNS. 

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5 ways to use the Ping command

The Ping command checks your connection to a host (IP address or hostname). Here we have 5 ways to use the Ping command, so you can easily check a host from any type of device.

Ping command on Windows

If you are a Windows user (7, 8, 10, or 11) you can use the Ping command through the Command Prompt or the PowerShell. Both work the same. To open one of them, click on the Windows start button and type the name of the program you would like to open – Command Prompt or PowerShell. Click on the icon. 

When the software has opened already, type one of the following, and press Enter:

ping domainname.com

or

ping 1.2.3.4

Change the domainname.com and the 1.2.3.4 IP address with the one you want to check.

The result will come in a few seconds.

Ping command on Linux and macOS using the Terminal

A very similar way to use the ping command on Linux and macOS is to use the Terminal.

On Linux, click the Start button and type “Terminal”. 

When you see it, click on it.

You can find the Terminal on macOS by clicking on the Launchpad and then typing Terminal in the search bar. Then click on the Terminal.

Now type the ping command and press Enter:

ping domainname.com

or

ping 1.2.3.4

Change the domainname.com and the 1.2.3.4 IP address with the one you want to check.

In a few seconds, you will see the result.

MacOS’s Network Utility

There is another way to use the Ping command on macOS, and it has a graphical interface. It is through the Network Utilities.

Go to the Search, type Network Utilities, and click on it.

Now that it is already opened, move your cursor and click on the Ping tab.

Inside it, you will see a very simple interface where you can choose a target (IP address or domain), send unlimited pings, or select the number of ping packets you want to send.

You will see the result below.

Use ping command on mobile phone

You can use the ping command both on Android and iOS.

For Android users:

Go to the Google Play Store and type Ping.

Select the application called Ping (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lipinic.ping), which is offered by Lipinic (it is free and ads free).

Install the application.

Open it.

Inside it, choose your target (IP address or domain name) and the number of ping packets to be sent.

Click on Start and wait for the results to appear below.

For iOS users:

Go to the Apple App Store and type Network Ping Lite (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/network-ping-lite/id289967115).

Select the application by MochaSoft.

Install it.

Open it.

Inside it, choose your target (IP address or domain name), and then delay between the pings.

Click on Start, wait until you have enough results, and press Stop.

You can see the results below.

Ping command through a web browser

Using the Ping command through a web browser may be the easiest and most universal way to do it. The hard part is to find a site that you trust. Here we will use Ping.eu.

Go to Ping.eu/ping/(https://ping.eu/ping/).

Type your target (IP address or domain name). 

Enter the captcha code and press Go. 

Then just wait for the result. 

Conclusion

These were the 5 ways to use the Ping command, no matter what device you are using. Now, if you want to be better at it, you can search the Ping command options based on your OS and make more precise queries.

Advantages of using Managed DNS

If you own or administrate an online business, you know how vital DNS is for existing on the Internet. Of course, you can build your own DNS server, but having a Managed DNS brings really good advantages that you should consider.

What does Managed DNS mean?

Shortly, Managed DNS means the service offered for clients to use the DNS servers of a provider. Once you pick such a provider, its DNS servers (its infrastructure) will be available for you to manage all your DNS data (records) of your domain and make the domain available online. 

Providers supply their clients with a friendly control panel to manage their DNS. From there, you can create, add, modify, or clear DNS records, DNS zones, PoPs, etc.

Managed DNS service

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Boost your network with Anycast DNS

Anycast DNS explained

Anycast DNS is a well-known traffic routing mechanism implemented in DNS (Domain Name System) management. It allows you to set your IP address in several different name servers, which are spread in different locations in the world. That way, when a user requests your domain name, it is going to receive an answer from the closest name server. As a result, the DNS query is going to take the shorter path for obtaining the needed information (IP address). Therefore, this approach guarantees improvement in the speed of the Domain resolution and reduces the latency.

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rDNS: Do you really need it?

Reverse domain name system or rDNS is a really useful feature. But the reality is, it’s not a must to have it. It totally depends on the kind of domain you have. Answering more specifically, yes, you really need rDNS if you plan to send e-mails or provide any other service requiring DNS verification to operate.

If your domain doesn’t have such requirements, no, you don’t need to enable rDNS. Simple as that. If you want to understand properly what is rDNS and what it is for, this entire article is for you! Maybe you don’t need rDNS now, but you can need it later!

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​How to use DKIM record Quick and Easy

DKIM record is an email security method for proving the origin (the sender) of the email. It uses cryptography to sign the outgoing emails and DKIM record with the Public Key for verification.

​The DKIM record setup process

There are 3 steps that you should take to set up DKIM for your email server:

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Traceroute command – an overview

Traceroute command explained.

Traceroute command is one of the built-in commands with a command-line interface (CLI). You are able to use it for any OS, such as Linux, macOS, and it is even available for Windows (tracert command). It servers perfectly for network diagnostic and, more precisely, for tracing the route from a point to a target.

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Primary DNS server – Definition

Primary DNS server explained.

You can find the Primary DNS server, also called the Master DNS server, so you can see that the names show its importance. Yet, it is the origin of all the original information concerning a particular DNS zone and its corresponding domains. The Primary DNS server has a very responsible role. It stores all the DNS records for its DNS zone. Whenever you want to make some changes or delete one record or several, you have to do it in the main source – the Master DNS server.

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What does Extended Validation SSL Certificate mean?

EV SSL is a popular type of SSL Certificate. Extended Validation SSL Certificate provides trust and security to the website. Let’s explain a little bit more about it.

What is an SSL Certificate?

Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL for short, is a standard used for encrypting data exchanged between users’ devices and websites. Additionally, it verifies identity for users to feel more secured. As a result, SSL is a useful security layer mainly for websites that ask for sensitive data from their users. Therefore, it is essential to transfer data without any risk of manipulation or interception.

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