[Ilugc] [OT] how does a Browser work?
binand at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 09:05:51 IST 2005
On 25/04/05, peevee <peevee.chaitanya at gmail.com> wrote:
> >Every TCP/IP "stack" has a subsystem called a resolver - your browser
> >typically starts by asking the resolver to resolve a name into an IP
> >address. The resolver consults a configuration file - /etc/resolv.conf
> >on Unix - and asks the nameservers listed there (which is typically
> >the IP address(es) of the nearest DNS cache) to resolve the name for
> initially where does it get this nearest DNS cache from??
Either you manually configure it (in /etc/resolv.conf) or a DHCP
server assigns it.
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