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How would you respond to a classmate if the wrote: The best way I can describe how the DNS name resolution process works is to break it down into...

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  1.   The best way I can describe how the DNS name resolution process works is to break it down into various different steps. I have listed the walk through steps below:When the Domain Name System (DNS) server receives a DNS name resolution request, the DNS server will quickly search through its local DNS cache.
  2. The Hosts file will be examined if the IP address is not found in the DNS server's cache. The Hosts file is not used often because it is a static text file (Ragothaman, 2012).
  3. If it has no authority, the DNS server will then forward the request to a more superior DNS server in the network if the DNS server is set up for forwarding.
  4. In a case where the DNS server is not set up for forwarding or if forwarding fails, the DNS server will utilize its cache.dns. This is a root hints file that will list the root DNS servers (Kozierok, 2005).
  5. All depending upon the specific request, the root DNS server will reply with addresses such as: edu, net, or com.
  6. A list of IP addresses will finally be provided by the superior DNS server.

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