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When I do an nslookup for any internet address, I get back my localhost as the server: Server: 127.0.0.1 Address: 127.0.0.1#53 What does that mean? Thanks!...
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    When I do an nslookup for any internet address, I get back my localhost as the server:

    Server: 127.0.0.1
    Address: 127.0.0.1#53

    What does that mean?

    Thanks!

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    Hi and welcome

    That means, that 127.0.0.1 is a nameserver defined in /etc/resolv.conf in your machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joza View Post
    When I do an nslookup for any internet address, I get back my localhost as the server:

    Server: 127.0.0.1
    Address: 127.0.0.1#53

    What does that mean?

    Thanks!

    It's the local IP of your box and the DNS service listens on port 53. Suggestion. Add a port forwarder for DNS (a secondary DNS really) to your conf file, using your ISP's Primary DNS server? <-- that way your box can serve internal DNS and recognise external addresses as well.

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