[oclug] What is the IP addres of a domain?
jjrboucher at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 21:36:02 EDT 2007
On 10/19/07, Andy Civil <andycivil at gmail.com> wrote:
> What is the IP addres of a domain? Is it:
> a. Whatever the name server, specified in the DNS record, says it is.
> b. Whatever the domain's A record says it is.
> c. Both a and b, because b is periodically updated to reflect a.
> d. Something else.
If you are looking to specifically answer that as a, b, c, or d I am
not certain. I'm sure you know you can ping the site and get it's IP.
That IP would come from the DNS records. Beyond that I can't help
you. I did do some theory with named and configuring a secondary DNS
some while back. But it was a one time thing and not sufficient for
me to absorb much of it seeing it's not something I deal with on a
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