Time out for a terminology check--"resolver" vs "server".

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at cox.net
Sun Feb 14 18:02:48 CST 2010


I thought I understood but from recent contexts here it is clear that I
do not.

I thought a resolver was code in your local machine that provide
hostname (FQDN?), given address; or address, given host name (with
assists to build FQDN).

And I thought a "server" was a separate program, might be on the same
machine, might be on another machine (might be on the local net, might
be distant) that the resolver code called for information that was not
in local cache.

Just what is the straight scoop?
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