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  • Question

  • hello,

    wich DNS records do you need exactly to log on your server from  outside.

    I know MX record is for email. CNAME record for alias.A record for your sever.SRV record for services.

    but I don't understand exactly  why do you need a NS record and text record? can somebody explain to me?

    and again wich DNS records to you need to use your domain name or to log on your server from uitside? if I am in wrong site please advice me to wich site ask my question!




    Wednesday, September 7, 2011 4:31 PM


  • You do not need any DNS records to log into your server. You could simply type-in the IP address and never use DNS. If you whish to enter a name for the server, then you need an A record.

    The NS record is used for listing the Name Servers for a specific domain. It is part of the DNS infrastructure, but you shouldn't need to get directly involved with it just for logging into a server.

    (Note: a different matter is the subject of how a computer which is a member of a Domain locates a Domain server by means of DNS, which does require some specific types of DNS records).

    Anyway, the Training and Certification forum is probably not the best place for asking this kind of question. I would suggest the Network Infrastructure forum on Technet:


    Additional reading on DNS:



    • Marked as answer by Mr. Wharty Wednesday, February 29, 2012 5:15 AM
    Thursday, September 8, 2011 7:01 AM