Talk:Name server

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Name service protocol[edit]

OK, so what's a name service protocol? Do we need a name service protocol article? --Larry_Sanger

Possibly referring to a Naming and Directory Service? -- Ff1959 22:48, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Every implementation of a name service has or follows a specific name service protocol. There is no "Name Service Protocol". There are only protocols for name services. Examples of name service protocols are DNS, WINS, NetBIOS. Stephen Charles Thompson (talk) 18:43, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

IP address[edit]

Someone changed the IP address used in the first example to 208.280.152.2 which is not valid. Anyone know why? Anyone want to change it to something meaningful? BrianAshe (talk) 02:15, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Fixed. I rewrote the lede, the explicit mentioning of an IP address, that is subject to change anyhow, is not needed. Kbrose (talk) 18:33, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Not about DNS[edit]

information that is specific to DNS belongs in the article for DNS, Domain Name System]. I am moving most DNS specific information to the proper article for that topic, except where DNS is used as an example. Stephen Charles Thompson (talk) 18:39, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

I have to agree with this comment. The article is a bit confused at the moment—on the one hand it tries to speak generically, and on the other, there's a lot of DNS-specific detail. Which is it? I just corrected some DNS-specific detail, but I think the argument that that detail ought not to be in the article is valid. There also seems to be a lot of link farming in this article, and the See Also section is inordinately long.
Personally, I think an article about DNS servers would be useful, and I wonder if an article about Name Servers is useful, because different name services use very different technologies. WINS, for example, is partly a broadcast protocol, but can operate with a server on managed networks. But there ought to be some decision as to which thing this article is about, because right now I think a reader would come away with a rather confused idea of what a name server is. Abhayakara (talk) 14:51, 10 July 2012 (UTC)