What is DNS and DNS port number ?
- The Domain Name System (DNS) is the phonebook of the Internet. Humans access information online through domain names, like wikitechy.com. Web browsers interact through Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. DNS translates domain names to IP addresses so browsers can load Internet resources.
- Each device connected to the Internet has a unique IP address which other machines use to find the device. DNS servers eliminate the need for humans to memorize IP addresses such as 192.168.1.1 (in IPv4), or more complex newer alphanumeric IP addresses such as 2400:cb00:2048:1::c629:d7a2 (in IPv6).
- The DNS uses TCP Port 53 for zone transfers, for maintaining coherence between the DNS database and the server.