DNS Resolution

DNS (Domain Name Server) resolution is the process of translating IP addresses to domain names. When a profile is configured to look up all numeric IP addresses, Webtrends makes a call to the network’s DNS server to resolve DNS entries. Each computer has its own IP address. The IP address identifies that computer with four sets of numbers of up to three digits, known as octets, each separated by a period. The IP addresses are recorded in the log file. In most cases, IP addresses can be translated into domain names. For example, 63.88.213.170 translates to www.webtrends.com.