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Configuring the Device as a DNS Proxy
JUNOS software with enhanced
services incorporates Domain Name System (DNS) support, which allows
you to use domain names as well as IP addresses for identifying locations.
A DNS server keeps a table of the IP addresses associated with domain
names. Using DNS enables a device to reference locations by domain
name (such as www.juniper.net) in addition to using the routable
IP address (188.8.131.52 for juniper.net). DNS
- DNS proxy—The device proxies hostname resolution
requests on behalf of the clients behind the J-series or SRX-series
device. DNS proxy improves domain lookup performance because of caching.
For more information, see DNS Proxy Overview.
- Split DNS—The device redirects DNS queries over
a secure connection to a specified DNS server in the private network.
Split DNS prevents malicious users from learning the network configuration,
and thus also prevents domain information leaks. Once configured,
split DNS operates transparently. For more information, see DNS Proxy with Split DNS.
- Dynamic DNS (DDNS) client—Servers protected by the
device remain accessible despite dynamic IP address changes. For example,
a protected Web server continues to be accessible with the same hostname,
even after the dynamic IP address changed because of address reassignment
by the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) of an Internet service
provider (ISP). For more information, see Dynamic Domain Name System Client.
You can use J-Web Quick Configuration or a configuration
editor to configure the device as a DNS proxy.
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