As of August 2008, the DNS resolver address for campus is:
The old campus DNS servers, 220.127.116.11 (argus.cso.uiuc.edu) and 18.104.22.168 (cyclops.cso.uiuc.edu), are no longer in service and were retired on July 31, 2009.
If you are located on campus, do NOT use 22.214.171.124 (dns1.illinois.edu), 126.96.36.199 (dns2.illinois.edu), or 188.8.131.52 (dns1.iu.edu, Indiana University's name server), as these may not provide you the service you expect.
DNS Basics explains what a DNS server is used for and which IP addresses are used for the campus DNS servers. Most users won't need to change their own computer's DNS settings, however.
IT professionals will use the campus DNS servers much more extensively than users, in order to create subnetworks, control access to these subnetworks, reassign addresses within their network space, and create groups for use with the campus firewall system.
The Campus IPAM Web Appliance (documentation / login )
This section explains how to access the campus IPAM web appliance and how to perform common DNS-related configuration tasks with it, including Host registration, MX records and CNAME assignment.
- The Illinois.edu domain request form is to request subdomains in the illinois.edu or uillinois.edu domain.
- The non-Illinois.edu domain request form is to request non-illinois.edu domains for campus-relevant sites (under other top-level domains such as .org, .com, etc).
Bulk changes to DNS entries
If you have 10 or more changes to make to a domain you can import them using .csv files in the format described on this page.
This section lists the rest of the DNS-related tools available to campus IT professionals.
This page documents the various IP ranges available to computers that belong to on-campus networks.
This page provides implementation details related to the campus domain registration policy.