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Monday, September 3, 2018

With regards to DNS, what is the difference between an A record and an AAAA record?

With regards to DNS, what is the difference between an A record and an AAAA record?

  • A record holds one IP for one host and AAAA record can hold up to four IPs for one host
  • A record replies to one ping and AAAA record replies to four pings.
  • A record is for the A-team and AAAA record is for a squad of A-teams.
  • A record holds the IPv4 address and AAAA record holds the IPv6 address 

With regards to DNS, what is the difference between an A record and an AAAA record?

EXPLANATION

An A and AAAA record are both primary DNS records.  They associate a host name with a specific IP address, so that when a user types in a web address, their browser knows where to go for the actual website. An A record holds the IPv4 address and an AAAA record holds the IPv6 address.
More info here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_DNS_record_types
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