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How to Disable Dynamic DNS Updates on Windows Systems

Why you should consider disabling the Dynamic DNS Updates service

Dynamic DNS

Microsoft Windows operating systems support a feature that dynamically updates the mappings of domain names to associated IP addresses assigned to hosts by DHCP servers. This automatic updating, called Dynamic DNS Updates service, reduces the administrative overhead associated with manually administering DNS records of network hosts.

While this service can reduce administrative overhead, it also can, and does, have deleterious effects on the larger Internet by leaking traffic regarding private IP addresses that should never leave the local area network.

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