The website is unknown
Every adventure starts with a browser nowadays, no?
Our beloved user is here sitting at the computer. It's kinda of late, but let's browse to somewhere special
Where is this human being going to browse to?
It's a kind of a mystery. I secretly wish that the gopher protocol could have been used in this panel
Tap tap tap on that keyboard
What's not totally clear is the layout. Is it QWERTY? Is it Dvorak? Yay for Dvorak!
OK, here we go! Our destination start with dn...
I wonder why I decided to make the cursor blink in red. Constraints, constraints, constrains
Now we know where we are going: dnsimple.com
But it's kinda late to browse a domain, dns and SSL certificate provider, isn't it?
This is happening! This is happening!
You can't see it here, but the finger approached slowly the enter key. Lots of drama in this panel
OMG! This took a turn, a blue cat is telling us to freeze. Right here
Well I am not really sure if this a cat. Gots no legs
IP address are kind of the backbone of computers finding each other on the internet
What appears to be a blue cat with no legs is now talking about how things work in the internet
Computers and other devices
communicate using IP addresses to
identify each other on the internet.
Human could do better. I predict that we will be able to remember IP addresses in 4040
The blue cat is pointing out human weaknesses already. Must be from another galaxy
But humans can't remember IP
addresses, so they use words.
Is DNS really just a dictionary that translates names into numbers? I'll guess we'll find out :)
It seems simple at first hand, but I am sure things will get harder as we go deeper into the subject
The domain name system (DNS)
brings the two together and gets you
to your destination.
Yay! This is totally how DNS works
Wait! Is this why we are here for?
This is how
Why do browsers always look in a bad mood?
I didn't know browsers could actually talk and have moods swings like that
Wait! What? A new request for me?
This guy has nothing better to do
than to browse around all day.
Your browser has a way to cache the IP address for a website among other things. That's how they are so super fast
Yay for browser caches! But nay when you have to clean them. Ugh
Let me check if I know about
first, before I
annoy the OS again
Browser is in another mood swing. They change like that when they need a favor
Browsers, they know how to ask for things
Hey OS! Are you there? I need a
quick favor from you. Do you know
where I can find
The Operative System appear to be busy. Also, the inside of your computer is a bunch of wheels it seems
Operative Systems are always busy doing the right thing. Remember to set your backups kids
Doing a backup
How can you resist those eyes! You gotta give the browser what he wants
This comic exist just because of this panel. I actually ask for favors like this now. Puh-puh-please
Can you check?
The Operative System also keeps a cache of domain names and IP address in case the browser doesn't know about it
I really want spa.pizza to be a real thing. Puh-puh-puh please make it so
The Operative System doesn't know about the domain dnsimple.com, but it seems that he knows who to ask
Operative Systems have friends? Or at least contacts in the DNS world? That's cool
…But I know who to ask...
Nope. I don’t know where it is...
Resolver! That's the name of the OS contact!
I for once cannot wait to know who is this Resolver friend of the OS
Blue cat explains that the browser and OS did their work and searched their cache for dnsimple.com before asking the resolver
Blue cat knows everything. I guess he's kind of the voice over of the comic. The narrator and master of the plot
The browser and the OS both
searched their cache first to see if
they knew the IP for dnsimple.com.
But since they didn’t, the OS is calling
Who is that mysterious
guy? What will he do?
Find out in the next episode of
how DNS works.