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How can I write a small program to search for available DNS servers? I have no idea about where to start. In some example, only domain name can be change to ip address.
But how to find out the DNS servers in Internet?How to communicate with the DNS servers?
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Updated 30-Mar-10 7:19am
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"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."

Here's to help you start with understanding the required underlying networking protocols:



You'll realize that those are in order from bottom up on the protocol stack.

Bear in mind that DNS is both a TCP and UDP protocol (port 53 is the standard).

You also might want to keep in mind the concept of Subnetting and Netmasking[^]


Once grounded properly with the concepts that you need, post back with plans or code and we'll gladly help out
 
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