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The ARPA Host Name Server Protocol (NAMESERVER[1]), is an obsolete network protocol used in translating a host name to an Internet address. IANA Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) port 42 for NAMESERVER; this port is more commonly used by the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) on Microsoft operating systems.

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Application

The NAMESERVER protocol is used by the DARPA Trivial Name Server, a server process called tnamed that is provided in some implementations of UNIX[2][3][4].

Replacement

Support for the NAMESERVER protocol has been deprecated, and may not be available in the latest implementations of all UNIX operating systems[5]. The Domain Name System (DNS) has replaced the ARPA Host Name Server Protocol and the DARPA Trivial Name Server.

References

  1. ^ OFFICIAL INTERNET PROTOCOLS (see "IEN 116" at top of page 31)
  2. ^ DARPA Trivial Name Server NeXT NEXTSTEP documentation
  3. ^ DARPA Trivial Name Server Sun Solaris documentation
  4. ^ Trivial Name Server SCO UnixWare documentation
  5. ^ Somewhat incomplete list of UNIX operating systems that either support or do not support the DARPA Trivial Name Server (tnetd)

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