IP address

How does a Recursive DNS server operate?

Recursive DNS server: What does it mean?

In computers, recursion refers to a technique for addressing a problem. That calls for an answer or a strategy that will keep repeating itself until it achieves its objective. So, the Recursive DNS server is in charge of looking up the information required to respond to DNS requests made by users.

Recursive DNS servers serve as a bridge between end users and authoritative DNS servers. A recursive DNS server will look up the IP address whenever a domain name is entered. This server returns to the browser on the requested device after determining the precise IP address for the requested domain name. By connecting to that IP address, the device is finally able to access the required website, and the website is loaded.

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What does IPAM mean?

Our current world depends a lot on IP addresses. Without them, networks can’t communicate, people’s devices can’t access networks, the Internet of Things can’t connect, cloud computing can’t work properly, etc. So the dependency of IP addresses is clear, isn’t it? 

IP addresses are demanded for many different purposes, daily and in massive amounts. As a result, their management has become an annoying headache for administrators in charge of the task. Just this can get you hours busy since we talk about hundreds or thousands of IP addresses if the network is extensive.

In this context, IPAM is hope, a great solution you should know because IPAM means IP address management! 

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IPv4 address: Structure and examples

IP address explained

Each component that is included in a network needs an IP address as an identifier. To connect to the Internet, you receive from your Internet service provider (ISP) a public IP address. To operate successfully, servers have a public IP address too. In other cases, computers, devices, smartphones require a private IP address to connect to a private network.

IP addresses help with identifying devices connected in any kind of communication. Furthermore, they give information about the location of the devices in the network, making them capable of exchanging data and communicating.

What is IPv4 address?

Can you imagine IPv4 has been around since the early 80s? It is the 4th version of Internet Protocol which was launched in 1981. Its purpose is to set the rules for communication, such as how the data packets should be sent or how they should have to be received. 

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