Forwarding and A record

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What is an A record, what it does and how is it different from forwarding?
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A record is the the record that points to your IP address, so if ex. you have a site at 123.456.789.123 you will point the A records to that and you will be using domain.com and files will be shown as domain.com/files.ext forwarding is just pointing to sub.domain.com
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I am a bit confused by your question.

The first part is simple enough, an A record is an address record. The line used maps a resource name to an IP in DNS.

The second part confused me, because I do not know the context for which you ask.
There are forwarders in many protocols; you may forward http requests or forward DNS requests.

I am going to guess that the one you meant is the latter, since your first question involved DNS.

Forwarders, in DNS terms, are like proxies. They accept queries and do external lookups, mostly in an effort to cache name resolution. If the forwarder contains cached information regarding a specific domain, it will return that internally as non-authoritative. Saves external bandwidth utilization.

I hope that helped.

Cheers.

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