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Super cute web comics about 'How DNS Works' for beginners!

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  • Resources to learn about DNS
    You might like this DNS comic: - Source: Reddit / 21 days ago
  • I've been using the revanced app since Saturday because I found some weird activity in my with vanced history, but now it's happening again, what do I do?
    See if this comic helps: (:. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Help deploying with workers, stuck in DOH client
    A DoH client is a software capable of speaking the DNS protocol (the address book of the Internet, ie thing that turns to; see over HTTPS (an encrypted transport). - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • DNS documentation
    Basic without tech details: Warm welcome to DNS by PowerDNS team: - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • DNS documentation
    If you want real basics in comic book format: - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • What's a good practical beginner's course? It could even be an ebook!
    So there's some youtubes and stuff about how dns works. Or even this site. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Need help understanding openshift vsphere installation.
    If you're totally new to DNS, check out, it explains it quite well. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • I have my first ever I.T. interview for an internship tomorrow and I’m a little nervous. What should I expect to be asked? Please give me your thoughts!
    However, if I had to guess, I'd suggest preparing by brushing up on your networking - OSI model, how to troubleshoot a computer not being able to connect to the network, how DNS works (shoutout to!), basics of IPv4 and ports. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Ask HN: What are the best learning references that have you found?
    I'm looking for introductory stuff like the following: - - - - - Eli the computer guy series on youtube (A+, Networking, Cloud Computing). - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • Pages that didn't make it into “How DNS Works”
    Note that this is not about, a short comic thing covering more or less the same content. - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • What does it mean to listen on a port?
    Not a blog post, but is a really brilliant (animated) webcomic explaining how DNS works through a story. Each panel has some title text as well. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Life of a DNS query
    Https:// is another good cartoon/comic that explains DNS in easy to understand format. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • do dns servers really help with ping?
    DNS server : *Magic*, here's the IP, it will expire after blahblah minutes. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Capture DNS request service on the Internet
    The distributed nature of DNS ensure it won't happen. For starters, the NS of isn't necessarily controlled by the owner of Then, unless the TTL is low enough (and honored by other servers), the query will be answered from cache before ever reaching the NS. Even then, it will be the DNS server that's querying the NS, not the actual client (unless they're running their own resolver, and even... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • This is a Private DNS server... I changed it from my phone settings. I know VPN has risks of getting banned. Will this method get me banned from Call of Duty Mobile??
    Use those under the DNS-over-TLS (also called DoT) section. TLS is an encryption protocol that guarantees the data you send and receive can't be read or modified by anyone in between. You already use them everyday with HTTPS which currently is implemented as HTTP-over-TLS, while DoT wrap DNS inside TLS, but only from your device to the resolver. The privacy and security implication is a bit complex, so Cloudflare,... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Best use of a pi for privacy / anonymity?
    Customizing the DNS server allows you to limit connection because most apps & sites rely on a domain (ie,, and to actually connect, they need a DNS server to resolve that domain correctly. There are plenty of third-party DNS services today, some with malware blocking such as Quad9, ad filterings such as AdGuard DNS and Aha DNS, or adult content filtering such as CleanBrowsing. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Is it safe to keep Cloudflare DNS permanently?
    Cloudflare doesn't support ECS, which might give a little better privacy (because nameservers don't get your subnet) in exchange for possible lower performance (assuming your ISP have a local CDN). But I don't see you complain about performance, so you can just keep using Cloudflare. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • True or False
    False. DNS isn't related to indexing. Read about how DNS works, both and should return mostly the same result except for Google supporting ECS while Cloudflare doesn't, the only difference will be some IP returned by Cloudflare might be further from your location. The and have filtering that will resolve to for blocked sites, but it's not a spoofing attempt. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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