December 3, 2021

What is a subnet mask?

What is a network? 

A network is 2, or more devices (computers, IoT, mobiles, etc.) connected to each other for the purpose of exchanging data electronically. 

What is a subnet mask? 

The subnet mask is a separator that defines which part of the IP address is dedicated to the hosts (connected devices) and which part is dedicated to the network address. The subnet mask gives us the size of the network that we are working with. 

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What is a Recursive DNS server?

If it’s about the domain name system (DNS), there is a lot to be said. It’s not simple stuff. A lot of processes and components are meshing to make the big system work efficiently.

When you dig behind everything needed for the Internet to run, every click gets a very different dimension. It’s not just a finger-clicking but whole machinery moving to get your website for the potential clients that request it.

Domain name system (DNS) is what makes possible that simplicity for users. But for the magic to happen, different elements are a must, like recursive DNS servers.

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