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Notes from the Newsroom
John I. Carney

Computer virus warning

Posted Friday, July 6, 2012, at 10:04 AM
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  • good article thanks

    -- Posted by BellBuckleKid on Sat, Jul 7, 2012, at 11:43 AM
  • Many years ago while surfing the web, I ran across a mention of an app that would get and save the DNS number for the URL one was currently at. Then whenever one went to that URL, the app would automatically load the DNS, speeding up the connection time. I never downloaded as I didn't know whether it was legit or malware.

    -- Posted by Tyger on Tue, Jul 10, 2012, at 10:49 AM
    John I. Carney
    Interesting idea, and it makes sense. Of course, I imagine that numerical IP addresses are subject to change, such as when you move your site from one web host to another, but I'm sure the app could have some way of dealing with that -- using the numerical address when it works, and then looking up the DNS as a backup when the numerical address doesn't seem to work.
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