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DNS and you: A primer on website names

May 31 @ 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm

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In this session, we’ll dive into the world of Domain Name System (DNS), the crucial component that translates human-friendly website names into machine-readable IP addresses. We’ll explore the fundamentals of DNS, what it is, and how it works, and discuss UW’s policies and practices surrounding DNS. Participants will gain a better grasp of the inner workings of the internet and be equipped with knowledge to troubleshoot and manage DNS-related issues more effectively.

Attendees will:

  • Gain a foundational understanding of what DNS is and how it functions as the Internet’s address book
  • Learn about the hierarchical structure of domain names and how they are resolved into IP addresses
  • Discover the DNS policies and procedures specific to UW–Madison
  • Acquire practical skills to determine where a website is hosted using DNS tools and techniques
  • Develop an appreciation for the importance of DNS in the smooth functioning of the internet and its relevance to their daily online activities

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Date:
May 31
Time:
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
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