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Network Addresses at the UW

On This Page Individual Computers Network Domains Private Address Routing UW-IT’s Role In order to use Internet programs, your desktop computer connected to the campus Ethernet needs a unique number called an IP (Internet Protocol) address. The way you can get this IP address depends on what operating system you are using, and where you…

Domain Naming System (DNS)

What is DNS? The Domain Naming System (DNS) is a global naming system used to keep track of computers connected to the Internet. Each type of organization (educational, governmental, commercial, etc) is assigned a domain with the appropriate suffix. The organization at the top of the system is ICANN. The domain used the University of…