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website with unresolvable hostname?

Posted by: Gollum

website with unresolvable hostname? - 12/17/03 04:25 PM

ok, i figured out that if i try to ping, i get nothing, but gets something.
however, i still dont' get how and the ip address it resolves to would give different pages

alright, so i was just surfing around looking for lyrics. and well, long story short, i came across this webpage: it's for some band. now, getting right to the point. if i try to ping, traceroute, or nslookup, i get it as

root@core:~# ping
ping: unknown host

or nslookup:

Non-authoritative answer:
*** Can't find No answer

now, how can my browser resolve the hostname, but ping, traceroute and nslookup can't? i mean, it's not that they're unreachable or blocking my's that it's as if they're not even there. how can this be?

also, if i go to the webpage via ip address. which i got easily by just sniffing while going to the site, it says "no web site configured at this address" wtf is this all about?//
Posted by: SilentRage

Re: website with unresolvable hostname? - 12/18/03 05:17 AM

I'm trying to get a grip on what it is you're saying.


Non-authoritative answer:
That seems to work just fine. tracert works fine. ping works fine. And as for accessing the website via IP - this is no good. A single IP may host multiple websites, and if there is no website configured for a raw IP, then you get nothing.

"" however does not have an IP address associated with it. So it doesn't work. Think of it as a completely different domain from the and it makes sense that one would work while the other doesn't. I consider this bad DNS configuration though. You should provide an IP for the root domain identical to the www domain.
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