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Old January 31st, 2013, 05:22 PM
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Default www.routerlogin.net: how does it work?

I think it's all clear when the PC has the router as dns server: the PC asks for www.routerlogin.net, and the router answers with his own IP instead of asking to its forwarder.

The case I don't understand is when the PC has NOT the router between his dns servers.

Example (manual configuration, no DHCP):
Indirizzo IP. . . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . :
Gateway predefinito . . . . . . . . . :
Server DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . :

Notice that the ONLY dns server is (google public dns).

"ping www.routerlogin.net" -> it resolves to

"nslookup www.routerlogin.net" -> the same

And (obviously) doesn't know anything about www.routerlogin.net: froma a local network without a netgear router it doesn't resolve it.

How can it happen?
The only hypothesis i can do is that the router acts like a transparent proxy for TCP port 53, and doesn't let go out the request to (or another DNS server) for www.routerlogin.net.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 10:39 AM
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Default Re: www.routerlogin.net: how does it work?

routerlogin.net only for router access.
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