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Created by Aileen de Lara_ret, last modified by Aileen de Lara_ret on Jan 11, 2017

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Understanding the colors used in DNS Analyzer is integral to understanding your graphical DNS analysis. Consult the following table for a list of colors, designations, and definitions.

Color

Object

Definition

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Peach

Root Name Server

Represents the Root Name servers used to start the chain of queries. These are the first name servers queried during a DNS Analysis. You may change the Root Name servers in the settings dialog.

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Purple

Name Server

Represents a non-Top Level Domain name server which was referred by another name server.

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Yellow

CName

Represents a record returned from a Name Server that indicates that the target host name that we are querying for is really an alias for another host name.

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Aqua

MX Record

Represents a record returned from a Name Server indicating the host name of the computer that is designated to receive Email traffic.

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Gold

Global Top Level Domain Servers (GTLD)

Represents Name Servers which are known to be at the top level of the internet naming system (DNS). GTLD Servers are typically used as the Root Name Server for DNS Analysis.

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Green

Authoritative Address

Represents a record returned from a Name Server containing the Authoritative IP address for the request host name. Authoritative indicates that the Name Server is the authority for the queried domain.

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Blue

Address

Represents a record returned from a Name Server containing an IP address for the queried host name. These record types are returned by Name Servers which have previously queried other Name Servers for the address, and have cached the answer.

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Red

Error

Represents an error during the Analysis. If a Name server fails to respond in the designated timeout period, an error node will be drawn with the description "Timeout." Other errors may include "Name Error," which indicates that the queried host name does not exist.

 

 
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